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right (adjective)
1.
- righteous upright
2.
being in accordance with what is just, good, or proper - right conduct
3.
conforming to facts or truth - correct the right answer
4.
- suitable appropriate the right man for the job
5.
- straight a right line
6.
- genuine real
7.
a) of, relating to, situated on, or being the side of the body which is away from the side on which the heart is mostly located
b) located nearer to the right hand than to the left
c) located to the right of an observer facing the object specified or directed as the right arm would point when raised out to the side
d) (1) located on the right of an observer facing in the same direction as the object specified - stage right
(2) located on the right when facing downstream - the right bank of a river
e) done with the right hand - a right hook to the jaw
8.
having the axis perpendicular to the base - right cone
9.
of, relating to, or constituting the principal or more prominent side of an object - made sure the socks were right side out
10.
acting or judging in accordance with truth or fact - time proved her right
11.
a) being in good physical or mental health or order - not in his right mind
b) being in a correct or proper state - put things right
12.
most favorable or desired - preferable , also socially acceptable - knew all the right people
13.
often capitalized of, adhering to, or constituted by the Right especially in politics correct
right (noun)
1.
qualities (as adherence to duty or obedience to lawful authority) that together constitute the ideal of moral propriety or merit moral approval
2.
something to which one has a just claim as
a) the power or privilege to which one is justly entitled - voting rights his right to decide
b) (1) the interest that one has in a piece of property - often used in plural mineral rights
(2) the property interest possessed under law or custom and agreement in an intangible thing especially of a literary and artistic nature - film rights of the novel
3.
something that one may properly claim as due - knowing the truth is her right
4.
the cause of truth or justice
5.
a) - right hand , also a blow struck with this hand - gave him a hard right on the jaw
b) the location or direction of the right side - woods on his right
c) the part on the right side
d) - right field
e) a turn to the right - take a right at the stop sign
6.
a) the true account or correct interpretation
b) the quality or state of being factually correct
7.
often capitalized
a) the part of a legislative chamber located to the right of the presiding officer
b) the members of a continental European legislative body occupying the right as a result of holding more conservative political views than other members
8.
a) often capitalized individuals professing support of the established order and favoring traditional attitudes and practices and conservative governmental policies
b) often capitalized a conservative position
9.
a) a privilege given stockholders to subscribe pro rata to a new issue of securities generally below market price
b) the negotiable certificate evidencing such privilege - usually used in plural
right (adverb)
1.
according to right - live right
2.
in the exact location, position, or moment - precisely right at his fingertips quit right then and there
3.
in a suitable, proper, or desired manner - knew he wasn't doing it right
4.
in a direct line, course, or manner - directly straight go right home came right out and said it
5.
according to fact or truth - truly guessed right
6.
a) all the way - windows right to the floor
b) in a complete manner - felt right at home
7.
without delay - immediately right after lunch
8.
to a great degree - very a right pleasant day
9.
on or to the right - looked left and right
right (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to do justice to redress the injuries of - so just is God to right the innocent Shakespeare
b) - justify vindicate felt the need to right himself in court
2.
- avenge vows to right the injustice done to his family
3.
a) to adjust or restore to the proper state or condition - right the economy
intransitive verb
b) to bring or restore to an upright position - right a capsized boat to become upright
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
right (adjective)
1.
following an original exactly
SYNONIMS:
accurate, authentic, exact, precise, right, strict, true, veracious
RELATED WORDS:
lifelike, realistic; careful, conscientious, meticulous, punctilious, scrupulous; authoritative; bona fide, genuine, real, veridical
NEAR ANTONYMS:
careless, slack, slipshod, slovenly; erroneous, incorrect, invalid, off, unsound, untrue, untruthful, wrong
corrupt, corrupted, false, imprecise, inaccurate, inauthentic, inexact, loose, unfaithful
right (adjective)
2.
being exactly as appears or as claimed
SYNONIMS:
bona fide, certifiable, certified, dinkum, echt, genuine, honest, pukka ( pucka), real, right, sure-enough, true
RELATED WORDS:
actual, historical, original; lawful, legal, legitimate; identifiable, recognizable, verifiable; proven, substantiated, validated, verified; incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, irrefutable, undeniable, undoubted, unmistakable, unquestionable; veritable, very; accurate, correct, proper; pure, unadulterated, unalloyed
NEAR ANTONYMS:
artificial, factitious, imitation, man-made, simulated, synthetic, unnatural; concocted, fabricated, manufactured; deceptive, delusive, delusory, misleading
bogus, counterfeit, fake, false, mock, phony ( phoney), pseudo, sham, spurious, suppositious, supposititious, unauthentic, unreal
right (adjective)
3.
being in agreement with the truth or a fact or a standard
SYNONIMS:
accurate, bang on, dead-on, exact, good, on-target, precise, proper, right, so, spot-on, true, veracious
RELATED WORDS:
legitimate, logical, sound, valid; errorless, faultless, flawless, impeccable, inerrant, infallible, letter-perfect, perfect; rigorous, strict, stringent
NEAR ANTONYMS:
defective, faulty, flawed, imperfect
false, improper, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, off, untrue, wrong
right (adjective)
4.
being what is called for by accepted standards of right and wrong
SYNONIMS:
competent, condign, deserved, due, fair, justified, merited, right, rightful, warranted
RELATED WORDS:
applicable, appropriate, apt, fit, fitting, meet, proper, requisite, suitable; lawful, legal, legitimate; accurate, correct, true; rhadamanthine, strict, stringent, uncompromising; equitable, impartial, square
NEAR ANTONYMS:
incoherent, incorrect, irrelative, irrelevant; improper, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, indefensible, unjustifiable, unreasonable, unsuitable; biased, inequitable, partial, unequal; arbitrary, despotic; illegitimate, unlawful
undeserved, undue, unfair, unjust, unjustified, unmerited, unwarranted
right (adjective)
5.
conforming to a high standard of morality or virtue
SYNONIMS:
all right, decent, ethical, honest, honorable, just, moral, nice, right, righteous, right-minded, straight, true, upright, virtuous
RELATED WORDS:
correct, decorous, proper, seemly; high-minded, noble, principled; commendable, creditable, exemplary, legitimate; esteemed, law-abiding, menschy, reputable, respected, upstanding, worthy; blameless, clean, guiltless, immaculate, incorrupt ( incorrupted), incorruptible, innocent, inoffensive, irreproachable, unobjectionable; angelic ( angelical), lily-white, pure, scrupulous, spotless, uncorrupted, unerring; goody-goody, moralistic, pharisaical, rectitudinous, sanctimonious, self-righteous
NEAR ANTONYMS:
improper, incorrect, indecorous, naughty, unbecoming, unseemly; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, libertine, perverted, reprobate; unprincipled, unscrupulous; atrocious, infamous, villainous; base, low, mean, vicious, vile; blameworthy, objectionable, offensive; iniquitous, nefarious; errant, erring, fallen
bad, black, dishonest, dishonorable, evil, evil-minded, immoral, indecent, sinful, unethical, unrighteous, wicked, wrong
right (adjective)
6.
free from irregularities or digressions in course
SYNONIMS:
direct, linear, right, straightaway, straightforward
RELATED WORDS:
unbent, uncurled, untwisted; undeviating, unswerving
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bowed, rounded; entwined, kinked, swirled, turned, turning, twined, twining, twisted, twisting, veering, warped; bending, coiled, coiling, corkscrew, curled, curling, curved, curving, looped, looping, spiral, spiraling ( spiralling), wavy, winding; meandering, weaving; devious, serpentine, sinuous; crooked, zigzag, zigzagging
right (adjective)
7.
having full use of one's mind and control over one's actions
SYNONIMS:
balanced, clearheaded, compos mentis, lucid, normal, right, stable
RELATED WORDS:
analytic ( analytical), clear, coherent, logical, rational, reasonable; even-keeled, judicious, levelheaded, sensible, wise; healthy, sound, unneurotic; well-adjusted, well-balanced
NEAR ANTONYMS:
balmy, bananas, batty, bughouse [], certifiable, crackbrained, cracked, crackpot, cranky [], cuckoo, daffy, daft, dotty, fruity [], gaga, loco [], loony ( looney), loopy, meshuga ( meshugge meshugah meshuggah), moonstruck, nuts, nutty, scatty [], screwy, wacko ( whacko), wacky ( whacky); aberrant, delirious, disordered; delusional, delusionary, disturbed, neurotic, obsessive-compulsive, paranoiac ( paranoic), paranoid ( paranoidal), psycho, psychotic, schizo, schizoid, schizophrenic, schizy ( schizzy); eccentric, odd, oddball, off, pixilated ( pixillated), potty [], queer, strange; foolish, senseless, witless; irrational, mixed-up, unreasonable; depressed, despondent; distracted, distraught, frantic, frenzied, haywire, hysterical ( hysteric), raving, wigged-out; amok ( amuck), ape, ballistic, berserk, nuclear; fixated, monomaniac, monomaniacal, obsessed
brainsick, crazed, crazy, demented, deranged, insane, lunatic, mad, maniacal ( maniac), mental, unbalanced, unsound
right (adjective)
8.
meeting the requirements of a purpose or situation
SYNONIMS:
applicable, appropriate, apt, becoming, befitting, felicitous, fitted, fitting, good, happy, meet, pretty, proper, right, suitable
RELATED WORDS:
condign, deserved, just, justified; needed, required, requisite; able, capable, competent, cut out, qualified, trained; pitch-perfect; acceptable, adequate, decent, kosher, satisfactory, serviceable, tolerable; correct, decorous, respectable, seemly; balanced, companionate, congruous, consonant, harmonious; rightful
NEAR ANTONYMS:
incapable, incompetent, inept, inexpert, unqualified, unskilled, unskillful, untrained; inadequate, intolerable, unacceptable, unsatisfactory; graceless, incorrect, indecorous; incompatible, uncongenial
improper, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, indecent, infelicitous, malapropos, misbecoming, unapt, unbecoming, unbeseeming, unfit, unfitting, unhappy, unmeet, unseemly, unsuitable, wrong
right (adverb)
1.
as stated or indicated without the slightest difference
SYNONIMS:
due, full, just, precisely, right, sharp, smack-dab, squarely
right (adverb)
2.
in a direct line or course
SYNONIMS:
dead, direct, due, plumb, plump, right, straight, straightway
NEAR ANTONYMS:
circuitously, deviously, veeringly
indirectly
right (adverb)
3.
to a great degree
SYNONIMS:
achingly, almighty, archly, awful, awfully, badly, beastly, blisteringly, bone, colossally, corking, cracking, damn, damned, dang, deadly, desperately, eminently, enormously, especially, ever, exceedingly ( exceeding), extra, extremely, fabulously, fantastically, far, fiercely, filthy, frightfully, full, greatly, heavily, highly, hugely, immensely, incredibly, intensely, jolly, majorly, mightily, mighty, monstrous, mortally, most, much, particularly, passing, rattling, real, really, right, roaring, roaringly, seriously, severely, so, sore, sorely, spanking, specially, stinking, such, super, supremely, surpassingly, terribly, that, thumping, too, unco, uncommonly, vastly, vitally, way, whacking, wicked, wildly
RELATED WORDS:
absolutely, altogether, completely, downright, entirely, flat-out, fully, positively, purely, radically, thoroughly, totally, utterly, wholly; deeply, profoundly; exceptionally, notably, remarkably; considerably, extensively, significantly, substantially; appreciably, discernibly, markedly, noticeably, obviously, palpably, plainly, visibly; abundantly, plentifully; astronomically, grandly, monstrously, monumentally; excessively, obscenely, overmuch; amazingly, astonishingly, staggeringly
NEAR ANTONYMS:
meagerly, scantily; barely, hardly, just, marginally, minimally, scarcely
little, negligibly, nominally, slightly, somewhat
right (adverb)
4.
without delay
SYNONIMS:
bang, directly, forthwith, headlong, incontinently, instantaneously, instanter, instantly, now, PDQ, plumb, presently, promptly, pronto, right, right away, right now, right off, straightaway, straight off, straightway
RELATED WORDS:
away, freely; anon, momentarily, shortly, soon; apace, briskly, fast, fleetly, full-tilt, posthaste, quick, quickly, rapidly, readily, snappily, speedily, swift, swiftly; abruptly, presto, suddenly, unexpectedly; hastily, impetuously, impulsively, rashly, recklessly; exactly, opportunely, punctually, seasonably
NEAR ANTONYMS:
slowly; late, tardily
right (adverb)
5.
in a manner suitable for the occasion or purpose
SYNONIMS:
appositely, appropriately, congruously, correctly, duly, fittingly, happily, meetly, right, rightly, suitably
RELATED WORDS:
well; acceptably, adequately, passably, satisfactorily, tolerably; decently, decorously
NEAR ANTONYMS:
unacceptably, unsatisfactorily; inopportunely, unfortunately, unseasonably; inappositely, inaptly, irrelevantly; awkwardly, ungracefully
improperly, inappropriately, incongruously, incorrectly, unseemly, unsuitably, wrongly
right (noun)
1.
something to which one has a just claim
SYNONIMS:
appanage ( apanage), birthright, prerogative
RELATED WORDS:
call, dibs, due, entitlement, perquisite, pretense ( pretence), pretension, privilege
right (noun)
2.
an entitlement to something
SYNONIMS:
call, dibs, pretense ( pretence), pretension, right
RELATED WORDS:
birthright, prerogative, title; favor, privilege; refusal
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disclaimer, quitclaim, release, waiver
right (noun)
3.
the practice of giving to others what is their due
SYNONIMS:
equity, fair shake, right
RELATED WORDS:
equitability, equitableness, evenhandedness, fair-mindedness, fairness, impartiality; goodness, righteousness, virtue; honor, integrity, uprightness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bias, one-sidedness, partiality, prejudice; unfairness, unjustness, wrongfulness; corruption, impropiety; crime, offense ( offence), wrongdoing; disservice, harm
inequity, injustice, raw deal, wrong
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