(Down"pour`) n. A pouring or streaming downwards; esp., a heavy or continuous shower.
1. Straight down; perpendicularly.
2. In plain terms; without ceremony.
We shall chide downright, if I longer stay.Shak.
3. Without delay; at once; completely. [Obs.]
She fell downright into a fit.Arbuthnot.
1. Plain; direct; unceremonious; blunt; positive; as, he spoke in his downright way.
A man of plain, downright character.Sir W. Scott.
2. Open; artless; undisguised; absolute; unmixed; as, downright atheism.
The downright impossibilities charged upon it.South.
Gloomy fancies which in her amounted to downright insanity.Prescott.
Down"right`ly, adv. Down"right`ness, n.
(Down"-share`) n. A breastplow used in paring off turf on downs. [Eng.] Knight.
(Down"sit`ting) n. The act of sitting down; repose; a resting.
Thou knowest my downsitting and my uprising.Ps. cxxxix. 2.
(Down"stairs) adv. Down the stairs; to a lower floor. a. Below stairs; as, a downstairs
(Down"steep`y) a. Very steep. [Obs.] Florio.
(Down"stream`) adv. Down the stream; as, floating downstream.
(Down"stroke`) n. (Penmanship) A stroke made with a downward motion of the pen or
(Down"throw`) n. (Geol.) The sudden drop or depression of the strata of rocks on one
side of a fault. See Throw, n.
(Down"trod` Down"trod`den) a. Trodden down; trampled down; abused by superior power. Shak.
(Down"ward Down"wards) adv. [AS. adnweard. See Down, adv., and -ward.]