noun see right I

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  • Rightness — Right ness, n. [AS. rihtnes.] Straightness; as, the rightness of a line. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. The quality or state of being right; right relation. [1913 Webster] The craving for rightness with God. J. C. Shairp. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rightness — [rīt′nis] n. 1. soundness of moral principles; integrity 2. agreement with truth or fact; correctness 3. appropriateness; suitability …   English World dictionary

  • rightness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Conformity with reason or justice Nouns 1. rightness, right, what ought to be, what should be, fitness, propriety; due[ness], rightfulness; morality, probity, honor, virtue, lawfulness; dictate of… …   English dictionary for students

  • rightness — tikrumas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Požymio parametro klasifikavimo, skaičiavimo arba matavimo rezultato teorinės vertės, nustatytos pagal nurodytą metodą tikslinant su pamatine verte (kuri atsižvelgiant į… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • rightness — right ► ADJECTIVE 1) on, towards, or relating to the side of a human body or of a thing which is to the east when the person or thing is facing north. 2) morally good, justified, or acceptable. 3) factually correct. 4) most appropriate: the right …   English terms dictionary

  • rightness — /ruyt nis/, n. 1. correctness or accuracy. 2. propriety or fitness. 3. moral integrity. 4. Obs. straightness or directness. [bef. 950; ME; OE rihtnes. See RIGHT, NESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • rightness — noun a) The characteristic of being right; correctness. b) The result or product of being right …   Wiktionary

  • rightness — Synonyms and related words: absoluteness, accuracy, attention to fact, care for truth, correctness, delicacy, exactitude, exactness, faithfulness, faultlessness, fidelity, fineness, flawlessness, literalism, literality, literalness, mathematical… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rightness — sb. 1629 B …   Oldest English Words

  • rightness — right·ness || raɪtnɪs n. correctness; moral correctness, justness, fairness; normalcy; suitability, appropriateness …   English contemporary dictionary

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