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Downright, adj. 1) straight down, straight to the point, done without trifling: “have at thee with a d. blow,” H6B II, 3, 92. “I cleft his beaver with a d. blow,” H6C I, 1, 12. “such mercy as his ruthless arm, with d. payment, showed unto my father,” I, 4, 32.
2) unceremonious, blunt, undisguised: “not made by man and woman after this d. way of creation,” Meas. III, 2, 112. “nor I have no cunning in protestation: only d. oaths,” H5 V, 2, 150. “that I did love the Moor to live with him, my d. violence and storm of fortunes may trumpet to the world,” Oth. I, 3, 250.
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