adjective or adverb

right·​ward ˈrīt-wərd How to pronounce rightward (audio)
: being at, toward, or to the right

Examples of rightward in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, country’s few outspokenly liberal performers like Maren Morris, Jason Isbell, and the Chicks remind listeners that not every artist in the genre supports the rightward drift of the music’s culture. Joseph M. Thompson / Made By History, TIME, 6 June 2024 The Idaho Senate took a rightward turn after the 2022 primary elections, when numerous far-right candidates beat out more establishment candidates for their party’s nomination. Ian Max Stevenson, Idaho Statesman, 22 May 2024 Indeed, The Washington Post found a rightward tilt after Twitter changed hands. Anupam Chander, The Conversation, 21 May 2024 But he is also linked to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the conservative justice who has become a symbol to many of the court’s rightward tilt and who has faced widespread complaints of violating the principles of judicial ethics. Ronald J. Hansen, The Arizona Republic, 20 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for rightward 

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Word History

First Known Use

1733, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rightward was in 1733

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“Rightward.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rightward. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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adjective or adverb
right·​ward ˈrīt-wərd How to pronounce rightward (audio)
: toward, at, or to the right

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