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

  • adv. Without reservation or qualification; openly: finally responded outright to the question.
  • adv. Completely and entirely; wholly: denied the charges outright.
  • adv. At once; straightway: were killed outright in the crash.
  • adv. Without additional payments owing, constraints, or stipulations: owns the property outright.
  • adj. Presented without reservation; unqualified: an outright gift.
  • adj. Complete; total: outright victory.
  • adj. Thoroughgoing; out-and-out: outright viciousness; an outright coward.
  • adj. Made without constraints, stipulations, or additional payments owed: outright sale of the property.
  • adj. Archaic Moving straight onward.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Wholly, completely and entirely.
  • adv. Openly and without reservation.
  • adv. At once.
  • adv. With no outstanding conditions.
  • adv. Blatantly; inexcusably.
  • adj. Unqualified and unreserved.
  • adj. Total or complete.
  • adj. Having no outstanding conditions.
  • v. To release a player outright, without conditions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • Downright; unqualified: as, outright wickedness.
  • Straight out; straight on.
  • Total; entire: as, the outright sum was $3,000.

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

  • adv. without restrictions or stipulations or further payments
  • adj. without reservation or exception
  • adv. without any delay
  • adv. without reservation or concealment


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English out +‎ right


  • I aim to win the title outright at West Ham and then to establish them in the Premier League. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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

    The Seattle Times

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

  • 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.

    News & Record Article 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.


  • 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.


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

  • 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 --

  • The Cowboys 10-1, 6-1 Big 12, can win the title outright if Baylor beats No. rss feed

  • No. 20 Ray (24-7 overall, 10-0 district) can claim the title outright with a victory in either of its final two games, against Moody and Gregory-Portland.

    Corpus Christi Caller Times, Stories


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