Synonyms for right


Grammar : Adj, adv, noun, verb
Spell : rahyt
Phonetic Transcription : raɪt

Top 10 synonyms for right Other synonyms for the word right

Définition of right

Origin :
  • "morally correct," Old English riht "just, good, fair; proper, fitting; straight, not bent, direct, erect," from Proto-Germanic *rekhtaz (cf. Old Frisian riucht "right," Old Saxon reht, Middle Dutch and Dutch recht, Old High German reht, German recht, Old Norse rettr, Gothic raihts), from PIE root *reg- "move in a straight line," also "to rule, to lead straight, to put right" (see regal; cf. Greek orektos "stretched out, upright;" Latin rectus "straight, right;" Old Persian rasta- "straight, right," aršta- "rectitude;" Old Irish recht "law;" Welsh rhaith, Breton reiz "just, righteous, wise").
  • Cf. slang straight (adj.1) "honest, morally upright," and Latin rectus "right," literally "straight," Lithuanian teisus "right, true," literally "straight." Greek dikaios "just" (in the moral and legal sense) is from dike "custom." As an emphatic, meaning "you are right," it is recorded from 1580s; use as a question meaning "am I not right?" is from 1961. The sense in right whale is "justly entitled to the name." Right stuff "best human ingredients" is from 1848, popularized by Tom Wolfe's 1979 book about the first astronauts. Right of way is attested from 1767. Right angle is from late 14c.
  • adj fair, just
  • adj accurate, precise
  • adj appropriate, fitting
  • adj sane, healthy
  • adj conservative politically
  • adj opposite of left
  • adv accurately, precisely
  • adv appropriately, suitably
  • adv fairly, justly
  • adv beneficially
  • adv directly, without delay
  • noun privilege
  • noun justice, morality
  • verb fix, correct
Example sentences :
  • He took me right into his office, and I told him what you said, and he'll be ready for you at two o'clock.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • At the top was crimson, at the right hand blue, and at the left hand yellow.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • I can show you people all right that won't ask to see your union card.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • "I have not yet learned what right you have to inquire," replied the misguided maiden.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • "I just wanted to be sure you were all right," said Percival, greatly relieved.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • I certainly did need you to come along right now and set me straight.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Robert was right in calling him a miser, but he had not always deserved the name.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • It serves him right for meddling with matters that don't concern him.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • "That old boy is all right yet," he said, with deep conviction.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • You'll get into the game all right, and I'll see that you have a good time.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson

Antonyms for right

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