right·ly adverb \ˈrīt-lē\
: in a way that is correct
: for a good reason : in a way that is proper or appropriate
: with certainty : for sure
Examples of RIGHTLY
- If I remember rightly, today is his birthday.
- She rightly anticipated a decline in the value of the stock.
- He points out, quite rightly, that there are flaws in the theory.
- Many people, rightly or wrongly, believe the economy will soon improve.
- She rightly admires his paintings.
- People are rightly upset about the city's rising crime rate.
- Quite rightly, the police commissioner is being blamed for the city's rising crime rate.
- She is proud of her children, and rightly so.
First Known Use of RIGHTLY
before 12th century
Related to RIGHTLY
- appositely, appropriately, congruously, correctly, duly, fittingly, happily, meetly, right, properly, suitably
- improperly, inappropriately, incongruously, incorrectly, unseemly, unsuitably, wrongly
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