The word "downright" is a compound word (two words that form one word) that means "very," "really," or "genuinely."The use of "downright" is fairly common.
- She’s downright angry. (She’s very angry.)
- That makes me downright mad.
- It was downright upsetting to see so many people become sick.
- It’s downright unfair for certain groups of people to receive favorable treatment over others.
- The people of that town are downright idiotic to vote against their own interests.
- Those comments were downright insulting.
- That’s a downright lie.
- That’s just downright rude.
- It was downright exciting to meet so many people who are interested in our business .
- After many years of difficulties, Mary says that now she’s downright happy with the way her life is going.
- The player’s performance on the field was downright amazing.
That woman is downright scary!
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February 11. 2020