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right adverb
1. precisely, exactly
  • "stand right here!"
2. immediately
  • "she called right after dinner"
3. exactly
Related: flop
  • "he fell flop on his face"
4. toward or on the right; also used figuratively
Antonyms: left
  • "he looked right and left"
  • "the party has moved right"
5. an interjection expressing agreement
Related: right_on
right verb
1. (change) make reparations or amends for
Related: compensate, redress, correct
Antonyms: wrong
  • "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
2. (change) put in or restore to an upright position
  • "They righted the sailboat that had capsized"
3. (change_posture) regain an upright or proper position
  • "The capsized boat righted again"
right adjective
1. (right-handed) being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north
Antonyms: left
  • "my right hand"
  • "right center field"
  • "a right-hand turn"
  • "the right bank of a river is the bank on your right side when you are facing downstream"
2. (ethical) in conformance with justice or law or morality
Antonyms: wrong
  • "do the right thing and confess"
3. correct in opinion or judgment
Related: correct
Antonyms: wrong
  • "time proved him right"
4. (conservative) of or belonging to the political or intellectual right
Antonyms: left
5. in or into a satisfactory condition
  • "things are right again now"
  • "put things right"
6. having the axis perpendicular to the base
  • "a right angle"
right noun
1. (abstraction) an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature
  • "they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"
  • "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • it is something that nobody can take away"
2. (position) location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
Antonyms: left
  • "he stood on the right"
3. (faction) those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
Related: right_wing
4. (hand) the hand that is on the right side of the body
Related: right_hand
  • "he writes with his right hand but pitches with his left"
  • "hit him with quick rights to the body"
5. (turn) a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east
  • "take a right at the corner"
6. (justice) anything in accord with principles of justice
Related: rightfulness
Antonyms: wrong
  • "he feels he is in the right"
  • "the rightfulness of his claim"
7. (interest) (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing
  • "mineral rights"
  • "film rights"
good adjective
1. most suitable or right for a particular purpose
Related: right, ripe
  • "a good time to plant tomatoes"
  • "the right time to act"
  • "the time is ripe for great sociological changes"
proper adjective
1. appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs
Related: right
  • "everything in its proper place"
  • "the right man for the job"
  • "she is not suitable for the position"
correct verb
1. (change_by_reversal) make right or correct
Related: rectify, right
Antonyms: falsify
  • "Correct the mistakes"
  • "rectify the calculation"
correct adjective
1. (accurate) free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
Related: right
Antonyms: incorrect
  • "the correct answer"
  • "the correct version"
  • "the right answer"
  • "took the right road"
  • "the right decision"
2. socially right or correct
Related: right
  • "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"
  • "correct behavior"
3. in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
Related: right
  • "what's the right word for this?"
  • "the right way to open oysters"
properly adverb
1. in the right manner; correctly; suitably
Related: decently, decent, right
Antonyms: improperly
  • "please do your job properly!"
  • "can't you carry me decent?"
wholly adverb
1. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
Related: entirely, completely, totally, all, altogether, whole, right
Antonyms: partially
  • "he was wholly convinced"
  • "entirely satisfied with the meal"
  • "it was completely different from what we expected"
  • "was completely at fault"
  • "a totally new situation"
  • "the directions were all wrong"
  • "it was not altogether her fault"
  • "an altogether new approach"
  • "a whole new idea"
  • "she felt right at home"
  • "he fell right into the trap"
mighty adverb
1. (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree
Related: mightily, powerful, right
  • "the baby is mighty cute"
  • "he's mighty tired"
  • "it is powerful humid"
  • "that boy is powerful big now"
  • "they have a right nice place"
  • "they rejoiced mightily"
correctly adverb
1. in an accurate manner
Related: right, aright
Antonyms: incorrectly
  • "the flower had been correctly depicted by his son"
  • "he guessed right"
justly adverb
1. in accordance with moral or social standards
Related: right
  • "that serves him right"
  • "do right by him"
right(a) adjective
1. intended for the right hand
Related: right-hand
  • "a right-hand glove"
2. (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward
  • "the right side of the cloth showed the pattern"
  • "be sure your shirt is right side out"
one(a) adjective
1. (informal) very; used informally as an intensifier
Related: right
  • "that is one fine dog"
  • "a right fine day"
veracious adjective
1. precisely accurate
Related: right
  • "a veracious account"
right_field noun
1. (tract) the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
Related: rightfield, right
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