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[rahyt-thing-king] /ˈraɪtˈθɪŋ kɪŋ/
having acceptably proper or correct convictions, beliefs, etc.
Origin of right-thinking
First recorded in 1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Your ideas grow to clash with those held by every right-thinking man.

    American Notes Rudyard Kipling
  • With what horror that spectacle must fill every right-thinking man!

    A Book of Burlesques

    H. L. Mencken
  • “He is so calm and right-thinking, that he will advise me what to do,” he thought to himself.

    John Deane of Nottingham W.H.G. Kingston
  • His conduct was perfectly odious—that is, to any right-thinking person.

    She and I, Volume 1 John Conroy Hutcheson
  • A practical interest, which must be very dear to every right-thinking man.

  • This state of things is such as should shock every right-thinking English man and woman.

  • Of course it is, for it is all a question of right-thinking.

    Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
  • And your righteousness, your right-thinking, must come from God.

    Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
British Dictionary definitions for right-thinking


possessing reasonable and generally acceptable opinions
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