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right

right

 
pronunciation:
raIt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, adverb, verb
phrases:
right and left, right off, right away
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:
aboveboard, square, straight, true, valid
definition 2: in keeping with the rules of justice, law, or society.
It's not right to park in someone else's driveway.Do you know the right way to set the table?
synonyms:
correct, fair, legitimate, proper, true
antonyms:
wrong
similar words:
aboveboard, normal, regular, usual
definition 3: in keeping with fact or reason; true; correct.
All her answers were right.
synonyms:
accurate, correct, true, valid
antonyms:
incorrect, mistaken, wrong
similar words:
good, logical, reasonable, sane
definition 4: facing out; outer; front.
The right side of the carpet shows the design.
synonyms:
exterior, external, front, outward
similar words:
outer, outside
definition 5: proper; appropriate.
His new job was just right for him.
synonyms:
appropriate, favorable, proper, suitable
antonyms:
unsuitable, wrong
similar words:
convenient, desirable, ideal, just, merited, perfect, well
definition 6: healthy in body or mind.
He was not in his right mind when he threatened her.
synonyms:
healthy, normal, rational, sane, sound
similar words:
fit, good
definition 7: of, located on, or pertaining to the side of the human body that is opposite where the heart is or to the side of any other thing in the same position.
Most people use their right hand to eat and to write, but some people use their left hand.Put the stamp in the upper right corner of the envelope.
antonyms:
left
similar words:
lateral, side
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: that which is just, fair, or good.
I did right by returning the lost wallet.
synonyms:
good, virtue
antonyms:
injustice, wrong
definition 2: the side of the human body opposite the heart, or the side of any other thing that is in this same position.
He was injured on the right.
antonyms:
left
definition 3: (sometimes plural) that which is due to a person from nature or law.
Free speech is one of the most important rights enjoyed by Americans.
synonyms:
birthright, freedom, privilege, title
similar words:
power
definition 4: the quality or condition of being correct.
I have to admit you were in the right about her.
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: directly; straight.
He walked right toward me.
synonyms:
directly, straight
similar words:
direct, full
definition 2: without delay; immediately.
They went right home.
synonyms:
immediately, instantly
similar words:
direct, on the double, quick
definition 3: to a large degree; completely.
The wind blew the roof right off.
synonyms:
absolutely, altogether, completely, totally
similar words:
properly, quite
definition 4: exactly.
Your keys are right where you left them.
synonyms:
absolutely, directly, exactly, just, precisely
definition 5: correctly.
This dress doesn't fit right.You did not spell "crispy" right.
synonyms:
accurately, correctly, properly
antonyms:
wrong
similar words:
straight
definition 6: properly or lawfully.
He was not dressed right for a job interview.She got a ticket for not parking right.
synonyms:
by the book, legally, legitimately, properly
definition 7: on or in the direction of the right.
We turned right at the stop sign.
similar words:
clockwise
phrase: right and left
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: righted, righting, rights
definition 1: to place in or return to an upright position.
She righted her chair.
synonyms:
erect, raise, stand
antonyms:
capsize, overturn, topple
similar words:
rise, straighten
definition 2: to place in or return to the proper order, position, or condition.
He righted the papers.
synonyms:
adjust, correct, remedy, repair, replace, restore, square, straighten
similar words:
even, fix
definition 3: to correct or repair.
The knight's only goal was to right the wrong done to his lady.
synonyms:
remedy, restore, straighten
similar words:
adjust, correct
phrase: right off
phrase: right away
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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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