Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb Without reservation or qualification; openly.
  • adverb Completely and entirely; wholly.
  • adverb At once; straightway.
  • adverb Without additional payments owing, constraints, or stipulations.
  • adjective Presented without reservation; unqualified.
  • adjective Complete; total.
  • adjective Thoroughgoing; out-and-out.
  • adjective Made without constraints, stipulations, or additional payments owed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Downright; unqualified: as, outright wickedness.
  • Straight out; straight on.
  • Total; entire: as, the outright sum was $3,000.
  • Straight on; right onward; directly; hence, at once; immediately; without delay.
  • To the full extent; completely; entirely; altogether; without reservation: as, to settle a bargain outright.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Downright; plain; unqualified; utter; straight-out.
  • adverb Immediately; without delay; at once.
  • adverb Completely; utterly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Wholly, completely and entirely.
  • adverb Openly and without reservation.
  • adverb At once.
  • adverb With no outstanding conditions.
  • adverb informal Blatantly; inexcusably.
  • adjective Unqualified and unreserved.
  • adjective Total or complete.
  • adjective Having no outstanding conditions.
  • verb sports To release a player outright, without conditions.

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

  • adverb without restrictions or stipulations or further payments
  • adjective without reservation or exception
  • adverb without any delay
  • adverb without reservation or concealment

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English out +‎ right

Examples

  • Arizona can win the title outright by beating Oregon at home on Saturday.

    The Seattle Times

  • I aim to win the title outright at West Ham and then to establish them in the Premier League.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • It was the third consecutive championship for the Cougars, who won the title outright in 2008 and shared it with Edina last season.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • Buchanan (21-0-1, 8-0) can win the title outright with a victory in one of its final two regular-season games: Friday at Clovis East or Feb. 10 at home against Central.

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  • Improving to 22-0 (7-0 Big Ten), Iowa now stands alone atop the conference regular season standings with a chance to clinch the title outright Sunday afternoon at Wisconsin.

    NCAA News -- www.ncaa.com

  • The Chinese finished the four-team tournament with seven points and will win the title outright if hosts Japan fail to beat South Korea by three goals in Tokyo later on Sunday.

    Analysis

  • Finally, it was official -- the Nighthawks won the title outright thanks to a tiebreaking 79 from their fifth scorer, a senior who has been with the program since its inception.

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  • Buchanan (21-0-1, 8-0) can win the title outright with a victory in one of its final two regular-season games: Friday at Clovis East or Feb. 10 at home against Central.

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  • They could win the title outright by winning Monday at Winslow Township.

    CourierPostOnline.com - News

  • Buchanan (21-0-1, 8-0) can win the title outright with a victory in one of its final two regular-season games: Friday at Clovis East or Feb. 10 at home against Central.

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