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right

right

pronunciation:
raIt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, adverb
phrases:
right away [or] right off
features:
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: righter, rightest
definition 1: in keeping with what is fair and good.
Helping her was the right thing to do.
synonyms:
fair, good, honest, just, upright
antonyms:
wrong
similar words:
straight, true
definition 2: true; correct.
She passed the test because most of her answers were right.
synonyms:
accurate, correct, true
antonyms:
wrong
similar words:
good, logical, reasonable, sane
definition 3: proper; appropriate.
His new job was just right for him.
synonyms:
appropriate, favorable, proper, suitable
similar words:
convenient, ideal, just, perfect
definition 4: being on the side of the human body opposite the heart. The opposite of right is left.
Most people write with their right hand.
antonyms:
left
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the side of the body opposite the heart.
I will walk beside you on your right.
antonyms:
left
definition 2: something that you are allowed to do because of nature or law.
The first amendment guarantees the right to free speech.
synonyms:
freedom, title
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: directly; straight.
He walked right toward me.
synonyms:
straight
definition 2: in this exact place or way, or at this exact time.
Your keys are right here!You should leave right now.
synonyms:
just, precisely
definition 3: correctly.
This dress does not fit right.You did not spell the word right.
synonyms:
accurately, correctly
antonyms:
wrong
similar words:
straight
definition 4: on or in the direction of the right.
We turned right at the stop sign.
similar words:
clockwise
phrase: right away [or] right off
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word write? Right and write sound alike but have different meanings. The 'W' is silent in the word write.
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