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Synonyms of right in English:

adjective

  • 1 it wouldn't be right to do that
    [Antonyms] wrong, unjust
  • 2 Mr. Hubert had the right answer
    correct, accurate, exact, precise;
    proper, valid, conventional, established, official, formal
    [Antonyms] wrong, inaccurate
  • 3 the right person for the job
    suitable, appropriate, fitting, correct, proper, desirable, preferable, ideal
    archaic meet
    [Antonyms] wrong, unsuitable
  • 4 you've come at the right time
    opportune, advantageous, favorable, propitious, good, lucky, happy, fortunate, providential, felicitous;
    timely, seasonable, convenient, expedient, suitable, appropriate
    [Antonyms] wrong, inopportune
  • 5 he's not right in the head
    sane, lucid, rational, balanced, together, compos mentis;
    healthy, well
    informal all there
    [Antonyms] non compos mentis, insane
  • 6 my right hand
    dextral
    [Antonyms] left
  • adverb

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  • 1 she was right at the limit of her patience
  • 2 right in the middle of the village
    exactly, precisely, directly, immediately, just, squarely, dead
    informal bang, smack, plumb, smack dab
  • 3 keep going right ahead
    [Antonyms] indirectly
  • 4 informal he'll be right down
    informal straight off, PDQ, pretty damn quick, pronto, lickety-split
    [Antonyms] sometime, later
  • 5 I think I heard right
    correctly, accurately, properly, precisely, aright, rightly, perfectly
    [Antonyms] wrong
  • 6 make sure you're treated right by the authorities
    well, properly, justly, fairly, nicely, equitably, impartially, honorably, lawfully, legally, ethically
    [Antonyms] unjustly
  • 7 things will turn out right
    well, for the best, favorably, happily, advantageously, profitably, providentially, luckily, conveniently
    [Antonyms] badly
  • noun

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  • 1 the difference between right and wrong
    goodness, righteousness, virtue, integrity, rectitude, propriety, morality, truth, honesty, honor, justice, fairness, equity;
    lawfulness, legality
    [Antonyms] wrong
  • 2 you have the right to say no
    entitlement, prerogative, privilege, advantage, due, birthright, liberty, authority, power, license, permission, dispensation, leave, sanction, freedom
    Law, historical droit
  • verb

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  • 1 the way to right a capsized dinghy
    set upright, turn back over
  • 2 we must right the situation
    remedy, put right, rectify, retrieve, fix, resolve, sort out, settle, square;
    straighten out, correct, repair, mend, redress, make good, ameliorate, better
  • Phrases

    by rights

    1
    by rights, these kids should have been offered a decent education
    properly, correctly, technically, in fairness;
    legally, de jure

    in the right

    2
    please explain why you think you're in the right
    justified, vindicated

    put right

    3

    right away

    4
    we'll miss the bus if we don't leave right away
    at once, straightaway, now, right now, this minute, this very minute, this instant, immediately, instantly, directly, forthwith, without further ado, promptly, quickly, without delay, as soon as possible, in short order
    informal straight off, pretty damn quick, PDQ, ASAP, pronto, lickety-split

    within one's rights

    5
    Mr. Barnes is within his rights to dispute the charges to his account
    entitled, permitted, allowed, at liberty, empowered, authorized, qualified, licensed, justified

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