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right

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of right

  1. 1 following an original exactly a modern replica of an 18th-century British warship that is right in all of its details Synonyms of right accurate, authentic, exact, precise, faithful, strict, true, veraciousWords Related to right lifelike, realistic; careful, conscientious, meticulous, punctilious, scrupulous; authoritative; bona fide, genuine, real, veridicalNear Antonyms of right careless, slack, slipshod, slovenly; erroneous, incorrect, invalid, off, unsound, untrue, untruthful, wrongAntonyms of right corrupt, corrupted, false, imprecise, inaccurate, inauthentic, inexact, loose, unfaithful

  2. 2 being exactly as appears or as claimed despite the name, New York's East River is a strait and not a right river Synonyms of right bona fide, certifiable, certified, dinkum [Australian & New Zealand], echt, genuine, honest, pukka (also pucka), real, authentic, sure-enough, trueWords Related to right actual, historical, original; lawful, legal, legitimate; identifiable, recognizable, verifiable; proven, substantiated, validated, verified; incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, irrefutable, undeniable, undoubted, unmistakable, unquestionable; veritable, very; accurate, correct, proper; pure, unadulterated, unalloyedNear Antonyms of right artificial, factitious, imitation, man-made, simulated, synthetic, unnatural; concocted, fabricated, manufactured; deceptive, delusive, delusory, misleadingAntonyms of right bogus, counterfeit, fake, false, mock, phony (also phoney), pseudo, sham, spurious, suppositious, supposititious, unauthentic, unreal

  3. 3 being in agreement with the truth or a fact or a standard the obvious answer is not always the right one Synonyms of right accurate, bang on [chiefly British], dead-on, exact, good, on-target, precise, proper, correct, so, spot-on, true, veraciousWords Related to right legitimate, logical, sound, valid; errorless, faultless, flawless, impeccable, inerrant, infallible, letter-perfect, perfect; rigorous, strict, stringentNear Antonyms of right defective, faulty, flawed, imperfectAntonyms of right false, improper, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, off, untrue, wrong

  4. 4 being what is called for by accepted standards of right and wrong trying to do what is right Synonyms of right competent, condign, deserved, due, fair, justified, merited, just, rightful, warrantedWords Related to right applicable, appropriate, apt, fit, fitting, meet, proper, requisite, suitable; lawful, legal, legitimate; accurate, correct, true; rhadamanthine, strict, stringent, uncompromising; equitable, impartial, squareNear Antonyms of right incoherent, incorrect, irrelative, irrelevant; improper, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, indefensible, unjustifiable, unreasonable, unsuitable; biased, inequitable, partial, unequal; arbitrary, despotic; illegitimate, unlawfulAntonyms of right undeserved, undue, unfair, unjust, unjustified, unmerited, unwarranted

  5. 5 conforming to a high standard of morality or virtue a right woman who did not hang around waterfront bars Synonyms of right all right, decent, ethical, honest, honorable, just, moral, nice, good, righteous, right-minded, straight, true, upright, virtuousWords Related to right correct, decorous, proper, seemly; high-minded, noble, principled; commendable, creditable, exemplary, legitimate; esteemed, law-abiding, menschy, reputable, respected, upstanding, worthy; blameless, clean, guiltless, immaculate, incorrupt (also incorrupted), incorruptible, innocent, inoffensive, irreproachable, unobjectionable; angelic (or angelical), lily-white, pure, scrupulous, spotless, uncorrupted, unerring; goody-goody, moralistic, pharisaical, rectitudinous, sanctimonious, self-righteousNear Antonyms of right improper, incorrect, indecorous, naughty, unbecoming, unseemly; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, libertine, perverted, reprobate; unprincipled, unscrupulous; atrocious, infamous, villainous; base, low, mean, vicious, vile; blameworthy, objectionable, offensive; iniquitous, nefarious; errant, erring, fallenAntonyms of right bad, black, dishonest, dishonorable, evil, evil-minded, immoral, indecent, sinful, unethical, unrighteous, wicked, wrong

  6. 6 free from irregularities or digressions in course the first city in America laid out with broad, right avenues Synonyms of right direct, linear, straight, straightaway, straightforwardWords Related to right unbent, uncurled, untwisted; undeviating, unswervingNear Antonyms of right bowed, rounded; entwined, kinked, swirled, turned, turning, twined, twining, twisted, twisting, veering, warped; bending, coiled, coiling, corkscrew, curled, curling, curved, curving, looped, looping, spiral, spiraling (or spiralling), wavy, winding; meandering, weaving; devious, serpentine, sinuous; crooked, zigzag, zigzagging

  7. 7 having full use of one's mind and control over one's actions he hasn't been right since he suffered serious brain injury in the accident Synonyms of right balanced, clearheaded, compos mentis, lucid, normal, sane, stableWords Related to right analytic (or analytical), clear, coherent, logical, rational, reasonable; even-keeled, judicious, levelheaded, sensible, wise; healthy, sound, unneurotic; well-adjusted, well-balancedNear Antonyms of right balmy, bananas, batty, bughouse [slang], certifiable, crackbrained, cracked, crackpot, cranky [dialect], cuckoo, daffy, daft, dotty, fruity [slang], gaga, loco [slang], loony (also looney), loopy, meshuga (or meshugge also meshugah or meshuggah), moonstruck, nuts, nutty, scatty [chiefly British], screwy, wacko (also whacko), wacky (also whacky); aberrant, delirious, disordered; delusional, delusionary, disturbed, neurotic, obsessive-compulsive, paranoiac (also paranoic), paranoid (also paranoidal), psycho, psychotic, schizo, schizoid, schizophrenic, schizy (or schizzy); eccentric, odd, oddball, off, pixilated (also pixillated), potty [chiefly British], queer, strange; foolish, senseless, witless; irrational, mixed-up, unreasonable; depressed, despondent; distracted, distraught, frantic, frenzied, haywire, hysterical (also hysteric), raving, wigged-out; amok (or amuck), ape, ballistic, berserk, nuclear; fixated, monomaniac, monomaniacal, obsessedAntonyms of right brainsick, crazed, crazy, demented, deranged, insane, lunatic, mad, maniacal (also maniac), mental, unbalanced, unsound

  8. 8 meeting the requirements of a purpose or situation the right tool for the job Synonyms of right applicable, appropriate, apt, becoming, befitting, felicitous, fitted, fitting, good, happy, meet, pretty, proper, fit, suitableWords Related to right condign, deserved, just, justified; needed, required, requisite; able, capable, competent, cut out, qualified, trained; pitch-perfect; acceptable, adequate, decent, kosher, satisfactory, serviceable, tolerable; correct, decorous, respectable, seemly; balanced, companionate, congruous, consonant, harmonious; rightfulNear Antonyms of right incapable, incompetent, inept, inexpert, unqualified, unskilled, unskillful, untrained; inadequate, intolerable, unacceptable, unsatisfactory; graceless, incorrect, indecorous; incompatible, uncongenialAntonyms of right improper, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, indecent, infelicitous, malapropos, misbecoming, unapt, unbecoming, unbeseeming, unfit, unfitting, unhappy, unmeet, unseemly, unsuitable, wrong

Synonym Discussion of right

correct, accurate, exact, precise, nice, right mean conforming to fact, standard, or truth. correct usually implies freedom from fault or error.
    • correct answers
    • socially correct dress
accurate implies fidelity to fact or truth attained by exercise of care.
    • an accurate description
exact stresses a very strict agreement with fact, standard, or truth.
    • exact measurements
precise adds to exact an emphasis on sharpness of definition or delimitation.
    • precise calibration
nice stresses great precision and delicacy of adjustment or discrimination.
    • makes nice distinctions
right is close to correct but has a stronger positive emphasis on conformity to fact or truth rather than mere absence of error or fault.
    • the right thing to do

right

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of right

  1. 1 as stated or indicated without the slightest difference stay right where you are Synonyms of right due, full, just, precisely, exactly, sharp, smack-dab, squarely

  2. 2 in a direct line or course walk right over here now Synonyms of right dead, direct, due, plumb, plump, directly, straight, straightwayNear Antonyms of right circuitously, deviously, veeringlyAntonyms of right indirectly

  3. 3 to a great degree a right beautiful day we're having! Synonyms of right achingly, almighty, archly, awful, awfully, badly, beastly, blisteringly, bone, colossally, corking, cracking, damn, damned, dang, deadly, desperately, eminently, enormously, especially, ever, exceedingly (also exceeding), extra, extremely, fabulously, fantastically, far, fiercely, filthy, frightfully, full, greatly, heavily, highly, hugely, immensely, incredibly, intensely, jolly, majorly, mightily, mighty, monstrous [chiefly dialect], mortally, most, much, particularly, passing, rattling, real, really, very, roaring, roaringly, seriously, severely, so, sore, sorely, spanking, specially, stinking, such, super, supremely, surpassingly, terribly, that, thumping, too, unco, uncommonly, vastly, vitally, way, whacking, wicked, wildlyWords Related to right absolutely, altogether, completely, downright, entirely, flat-out, fully, positively, purely, radically, thoroughly, totally, utterly, wholly; deeply, profoundly; exceptionally, notably, remarkably; considerably, extensively, significantly, substantially; appreciably, discernibly, markedly, noticeably, obviously, palpably, plainly, visibly; abundantly, plentifully; astronomically, grandly, monstrously, monumentally; excessively, obscenely, overmuch; amazingly, astonishingly, staggeringlyNear Antonyms of right meagerly, scantily; barely, hardly, just, marginally, minimally, scarcelyAntonyms of right little, negligibly, nominally, slightly, somewhat

  4. 4 without delay we'll leave right after dinner Synonyms of right bang, directly, forthwith, headlong, incontinently, instantaneously, instanter, instantly, now, PDQ, plumb, presently, promptly, pronto, immediately, right away, right now, right off, straightaway, straight off, straightwayWords Related to right away, freely; anon, momentarily, shortly, soon; apace, briskly, fast, fleetly, full-tilt, posthaste, quick, quickly, rapidly, readily, snappily, speedily, swift, swiftly; abruptly, presto, suddenly, unexpectedly; hastily, impetuously, impulsively, rashly, recklessly; exactly, opportunely, punctually, seasonablyNear Antonyms of right slowly; late, tardily

  5. 5 in a manner suitable for the occasion or purpose you're not dressed right for an interview with a big-time law firm Synonyms of right appositely, appropriately, congruously, correctly, duly, fittingly, happily, meetly, properly, rightly, suitablyWords Related to right well; acceptably, adequately, passably, satisfactorily, tolerably; decently, decorouslyNear Antonyms of right unacceptably, unsatisfactorily; inopportunely, unfortunately, unseasonably; inappositely, inaptly, irrelevantly; awkwardly, ungracefullyAntonyms of right improperly, inappropriately, incongruously, incorrectly, unseemly, unsuitably, wrongly


right

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of right

  1. 1 something to which one has a just claim everyone has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness Synonyms of right appanage (also apanage), birthright, prerogative Words Related to right call, dibs, due, entitlement, perquisite, pretense (or pretence), pretension, privilege

  2. 2 an entitlement to something what right do you have to tell us what to do? Synonyms of right call, dibs, pretense (or pretence), pretension, claimWords Related to right birthright, prerogative, title; favor, privilege; refusalNear Antonyms of right disclaimer, quitclaim, release, waiver

  3. 3 the practice of giving to others what is their due activists who have fought all their lives for right Synonyms of right equity, fair shake, justiceWords Related to right equitability, equitableness, evenhandedness, fair-mindedness, fairness, impartiality; goodness, righteousness, virtue; honor, integrity, uprightnessNear Antonyms of right bias, one-sidedness, partiality, prejudice; unfairness, unjustness, wrongfulness; corruption, impropiety; crime, offense (or offence), wrongdoing; disservice, harmAntonyms of right inequity, injustice, raw deal, wrong


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