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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