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Intensity MarkerPlay
Use 'downright' to emphasize the extreme nature of an adjective. SlideHer performance was downright amazing.
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Negative ConnotationPlay
'Downright' often precedes negative adjectives, adding a critical tone. SlideThe situation was downright pathetic.
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Collocation PatternsPlay
Commonly followed by extremes like 'impossible,' 'dangerous,' or 'ridiculous'. SlideThe idea is downright ludicrous.