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Synonyms of 'right'

(adjective) 
Definition
correct in opinion or judgment
That's absolutely right!
Synonyms
correct
The information was correct at the time of going to press.
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true
Everything I had heard about him was true.
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genuine
They are convinced the painting is genuine.
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accurate
a more accurate description of the terrain
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exact
I can't remember the exact words he used.
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precise
We will never know the precise details of his death.
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valid
For foreign holidays you will need a valid passport.
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authentic
patterns for making authentic border-style clothing
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spot-on (British, informal)
Schools were told their exam information had to be spot-on.
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factual
Any comparison that is not strictly factual runs the risk of being interpreted as subjective.
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on the money (informal)
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dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal)
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Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
appropriate, suitable, or proper
Make sure you approach it in the right way.
Synonyms
proper
In those days it was not thought proper for a woman to be on the stage.
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becoming
This behaviour is not becoming among our politicians.
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seemly
It wasn't seemly for a young boy to be courting this woman.
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fitting
The President's address was a fitting end to the campaign.
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fit
You're not fit to be a mother!
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appropriate
It is appropriate that Irish names dominate the list.
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suitable
She had no other dress suitable for the occasion.
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comme il faut (French)
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
most favourable or convenient
at the right time in the right place
Synonyms
favourable
favourable weather conditions
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due
Treat them with due attention.
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advantageous
Free exchange of goods was advantageous to all.
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opportune (formal)
I have arrived at a very opportune moment.
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propitious
the most propitious moment to launch the campaign
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
morally or legally acceptable or correct
It's not right, leaving her like this.
Synonyms
just
She fought honestly for a just cause and for freedom.
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good
The president is a good man.
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fair
I wanted them to get a fair deal.
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moral
The committee members are moral, competent people.
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ethical
Would it be ethical to lie to save a person's life?
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upright
a very upright, trustworthy man
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honourable
I believe she is an honourable person.
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honest
My dad was the most honest man I have ever met.
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equitable
the equitable distribution of social wealth
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righteous
She concluded that it was impossible to find one righteous person.
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virtuous
The president is portrayed as a virtuous family man.
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Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
sound in mind or body
I think he's not right in the head actually.
Synonyms
sane
He seemed perfectly sane.
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sound
They are trained nutritionists who can give sound advice on diets.
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balanced
I have to prove myself as a respectable, balanced person.
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normal
Depressed patients are more likely to become ill than normal people.
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reasonable
He's a reasonable sort of chap.
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rational
Rachel looked calmer and more rational now.
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all there (informal)
They get senile. They're not all there.
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lucid
He wasn't very lucid; he didn't quite know where he was.
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unimpaired
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compos mentis (Latin)
(adjective) 
He just didn't look right.
Synonyms
healthy
She had a normal pregnancy and delivered a healthy child.
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well
I hope you're well.
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fine
She is fine and sends her best wishes.
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fit
It will take a very fit person to beat me.
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in good health
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in the pink
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up to par
Opposites
(adjective) 
He gave them a right telling off.
Synonyms
complete
He made me look like a complete idiot.
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real
You must think I'm a real idiot.
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pure
The old man turned to give her a look of pure surprise.
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absolute
A sick person needs to have absolute trust in a doctor.
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utter
A look of utter confusion swept across his handsome face.
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outright
He told me an outright lie.
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thorough
I was a thorough little academic snob.
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out-and-out
You're an out-and-out liar.
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thoroughgoing
(adverb) 
Definition
correctly
He guessed right about some things.
Synonyms
correctly
Did I pronounce your name correctly?
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truly
a truly democratic system
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exactly
Can you describe exactly what he looked like?
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genuinely
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accurately
The test can accurately predict what a bigger explosion would do.
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factually
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Opposites
incorrectly
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(adverb) 
Definition
in the appropriate manner
They made sure I did everything right.
Synonyms
suitably
Unfortunately I'm not suitably dressed for gardening.
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fittingly
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appropriately
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properly
The debate needs to be conducted properly.
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aptly
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satisfactorily
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befittingly
Opposites
improperly
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incompletely
(adverb) 
Definition
exactly or precisely
It caught me right in the middle of the forehead.
Synonyms
exactly
He arrived at exactly five o'clock.
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squarely
I aimed the camera squarely at his face.
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precisely
The meeting began at precisely 4.00 p.m.
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bang
bang in the middle of the track
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slap-bang (informal)
Of course, slap-bang in the middle of town, rents are high.
(adverb) 
Definition
straight or directly
It was taken right there on a conveyor belt.
Synonyms
directly
The plane will fly the hostages directly back home.
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straight
Straight ahead were the low cabins of the motel.
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unswervingly
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without deviation
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by the shortest route
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in a beeline
(adverb) 
Definition
all the way
The candle had burned right down.
Synonyms
all the way
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completely
Dozens of flats have been completely destroyed.
I have fallen completely in love with him.
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totally
Young people want something totally different from the old ways.
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perfectly
These mushrooms are perfectly safe to eat.
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entirely
The two cases are entirely different.
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absolutely
She is absolutely right.
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altogether
She wasn't altogether sorry to be leaving.
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thoroughly
We returned home thoroughly contented.
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wholly
The accusation is wholly without foundation.
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utterly
The new laws coming in are utterly ridiculous.
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quite
It is quite clear that we were firing in self defence.
(adverb) 
Definition
without delay
She'll be right down.
Synonyms
straight
As always, we went straight to the experts for advice.
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directly
Directly after the meeting, an official appealed on television.
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immediately
She answered his message immediately.
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quickly
The meeting quickly adjourned.
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promptly
She lay down and promptly fell asleep.
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instantly
The man was killed instantly.
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straightaway
I should go and see a doctor straight away.
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without delay
Opposites
(adverb) 
Definition
fittingly
If you're not treated right, let us know.
Synonyms
,
fittingly
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fairly
It can no doubt be fairly argued that he is entitled to every penny.
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morally
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honestly
charged with failing to act honestly in his duties as an officer
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justly
Australians are justly proud of their native wildlife.
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ethically
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honourably
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righteously
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virtuously
(adverb) 
Definition
to good or favourable advantage
I hope things will turn out right.
Synonyms
favourably
They are far more favourably placed than their opponents.
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well
I thought the interview went very well.
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for the better
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to advantage
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beneficially
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advantageously
Opposites
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unfavourably
(noun) 
Definition
a freedom or power that is morally or legally due to a person
a woman's right to choose
Synonyms
prerogative
I thought it was a woman's prerogative to change her mind?
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power
The Prime Minister has the power to dismiss senior ministers.
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claim
The Tudors had a tenuous claim to the monarchy.
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authority
The judge has no authority to order a second trial.
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title
He never had title to the property.
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due
No doubt he felt it was his due.
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freedom
freedom of speech
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licence
Fiction gives her licence to go where the traditional biographer would not dare to tread.
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permission
They cannot leave the country without permission.
Women and children have been given permission to leave.
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privilege
The ancient powers and privileges of the House of Commons.
(noun) 
Definition
anything that accords with the principles of legal or moral justice
a fight between right and wrong
Synonyms
justice
There is no justice in this world!
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good
Good and evil may co-exist within one family.
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truth
His mission is to uphold truth, justice and the American way.
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honour
I can no longer serve with honour as a member of your government.
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equity
a system based on social justice and equity
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virtue
His mother was held up to the family as a paragon of virtue.
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integrity
I have always regarded him as a man of integrity.
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goodness
He retains his faith in human goodness.
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morality
an effort to preserve traditional morality
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fairness
concern about the fairness of the election campaign
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righteousness
adopting a tone of moral righteousness
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rectitude
people of the utmost rectitude
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lawfulness
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uprightness
a contest in which courage and uprightness win through
Opposites
(verb) 
Definition
to compensate for or redress
We've made progress in righting the wrongs of the past.
Synonyms
rectify
Only an act of Congress could rectify the situation.
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fix
If something is broken, we fix it.
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correct
You may need surgery to correct the problem.
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repair
They needed to repair the damage done by the interview.
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sort out
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compensate for
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redress
to redress the economic imbalance
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put right
(verb) 
Definition
to bring or come back to a vertical position
He righted the yacht and continued to race.
Synonyms
turn up the right way again
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stand upright again
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set upright again
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turn back over
Opposites
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make crooked

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Quotations

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness [Thomas JeffersonThe Declaration of Independence]
How forcible are right words [Bible: Job]

Additional synonyms

in the sense of absolute
Definition
total and complete
A sick person needs to have absolute trust in a doctor.
Synonyms
full-on (informal),
thoroughgoing,
unalloyed,
unmixed,
arrant (derogatory),
deep-dyed
in the sense of absolutely
Definition
completely or perfectly
She is absolutely right.
Synonyms
consummately,
every inch,
a hundred per cent,
one hundred per cent,
unmitigatedly,
lock, stock and barrel
in the sense of accurate
a more accurate description of the terrain

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