downright (adj.) Old form(s): downe-right
plain, ordinary, straightforward
H5 V.ii.144[King Henry to Katherine] I have no cunning in protestation: only downright oaths
MM III.ii.100[Lucio to disguised Duke] this Angelo was not made by man and woman after this downright way of creation
Oth I.iii.246[Desdemona to Duke] That I did love the Moor to live with him, / My downright violence ... / May trumpet to the world
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