What does the word downright mean?

Usage examples for downright

  1. But in this case he finally decided that common sense if not downright wisdom pointed in the other direction. – Man to Man by Jackson Gregory
  2. But if your father had made a downright coward of you, afraid to speak the truth, or show what you were thinking, you also might find that, when anger gave you a fictitious courage, you could not help breaking out. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  3. As Johnson Boller observed, sighing heavily and shaking his head as he observed it, the young man was downright scared now. – In And Out by Edgar Franklin