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[rahyt-mahyn-did] /ˈraɪtˈmaɪn dɪd/
having correct, honest, or good opinions or principles.
Origin of right-minded
First recorded in 1575-85; right + minded
Related forms
right-mindedly, adverb
right-mindedness, noun Unabridged
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  • There the flush and bloom of newness were oppressive to the right-minded.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • My views were just, right-minded, and true; but I had robbed my father.

    Gerald Fitzgerald Charles James Lever
  • I 'm simply a poor creature, right-minded and pure-hearted.'

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
  • To a healthy, right-minded man the knowledge of the truth is always a good.

    Practical Ethics William DeWitt Hyde
  • For the right-minded man, however, it had incalculable value.

    Lewis and Clark William R. Lighton
  • Fewer and better children are desired by right-minded parents.

  • She was also full of spirit, while she was right-minded and sweet-tempered.

    In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston
  • I thought her so when we parted; and amiable, and right-minded, and pious I know she is.

    A True Hero W.H.G. Kingston
  • He was well-informed, and full of life and spirits, right-minded, and earnest.

    The Cruise of the Dainty William H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for right-minded


holding opinions or principles that accord with what is right or with the opinions of the speaker
Derived Forms
right-mindedly, adverb
right-mindedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for right-minded

1580s, from right (adj.) + minded.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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