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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Complete; thoroughgoing: An out-and-out capitalist.

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  • adj. Complete, utter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without any reservation or disguise; downright; plain; unqualified; absolute.
  • adv. Completely; wholly; openly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See out and out, under out, adv.
  • Thorough; thorough-paced; absolute; genuine; complete; unqualified: as, an out-and-out swindle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers

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