from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Straightforward; blunt: gave them a straight-out "no.”
- adj. Complete; unmitigated: a straight-out error.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Acting without concealment, obliquity, or compromise.
- adj. unqualified; thoroughgoing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Acting without concealment, obliquity, or compromise; hence, unqualified; thoroughgoing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Outand-out; straight: as, straight-out Republicans.
- n. In United States politics, one who votes a straight or strictly party ticket; a thorough partizan.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. without reservation or exception
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That while the Republicans were straight-out lying Politfact's top lie of 2009 when they told tales of death panels and policies to discontinue care to seniors, cuts to Medicare and Social Security would actually send countless senior citizens into desperate financial situations.
And I'm not at all sure how successful I am as a straight-out polemicist either.
But the events of the last two weeks have highlighted the strategy, revealing so many GOP assertions as being straight-out wrong.
Mitt Romney tried to scratch Gingrich's armour but straight-out attack is not his natural métier.
Naturally, they, and Whitman -- whose only real politics are straight-out corporate conservative, the usual big tax cuts for the rich and end to regulation -- complain about using regulation to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
When they straight-out asked me, "Was it supposed to be cold?"
The curriculum pretends to be a comprehensive energy learning tool, but in fact, it's straight-out coal propaganda.
But it also has very serious moments, and despite all the laugh lines and humor -- some of it straight-out slapstick -- Alice and Henry are very definitely real people with the same kinds of problems and concerns we all have in the real world.
Our cha-cha is just going to be a straight-out cha-cha.
If Obama has been timid, the Democrats in Congress have been straight-out terrified.
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