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rightness

[rahyt-nis] /ˈraɪt nɪs/
noun
1.
correctness or accuracy.
2.
propriety or fitness.
3.
moral integrity.
4.
Obsolete. straightness or directness.
Origin of rightness
950
before 950; Middle English; Old English rihtnes. See right, -ness
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  • Our pledge to these principles is constant, because we believe in their rightness.

  • He discovered again the feeling of rightness, sitting beside Gistla.

    George Loves Gistla James McKimmey
  • Strength and rightness do not depend on the past, but the present.

    From the Car Behind

    Eleanor M. Ingram
  • It is we who, perceiving the rightness of their achievement, pronounce it to be beautiful.

    The Gate of Appreciation Carleton Noyes
  • If The Leader could doubt the rightness of any of his actions, he doubted it then.

    The Leader William Fitzgerald Jenkins (AKA Murray Leinster)
British Dictionary definitions for rightness

rightness

/ˈraɪtnɪs/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being right
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