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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This guy is not only a gutless loser but an out-and-out moron.
Not much -- any list of the Thirteen Best Books is pretty random and thus useless and I have to wonder whether, in including the Hardy Boys, he means the ones he read as a lad (nostalgia time) or the ones currently published (out-and-out lame).
"Dr. Mark Stegeman's character assassination of our MAS department teachers is most troubling to me and I feel it is out-and-out evil," Gonzalez said.
With some lenders, borrowers who are past due and whose home values have suffered large losses could qualify for a principal deferment, where a chunk of the mortgage is set aside to be paid later, or out-and-out forgiveness of part of the loan.
A wild young Helen Keller, blind, deaf and struggling with her teacher Annie Sullivan in a battle of wills that Penn staged as an out-and-out slugfest.
And opponents have spread some out-and-out lies, like the false notion that CRA forced banks to make bad loans that helped bring about the housing crash and recession.
How would I show my shape, which was still a source of uncertainty and, at times, of out-and-out shame?
I read, write, speak, and understand Arabic – not once in any of those articles which Pipes himself linked was the name “Hussein” once mentioned (not even to refer to Saddam or some other Hussein that could have conceivably confused the reader) and none of the article made favorable or out-and-out unfavorable remarks about Obama, but merely speculated on his chances of winning, his policies, etc.
Born just weeks apart from me, Dave Tourje is out-and-out honest Los Angeles, natural and bred.
The sutura is a special case perhaps, because it runs the gamut from Pinteresque conversational/behavioural non sequiturs like in THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (where the disruption of conventional conversational logic is designed to force a re-evaluation of the system itself, a search for a truer logic of human interactions) to out-and-out breaches of causality like in BUFFET FROID.