having correct, honest, or good opinions or principles.

Origin of right-minded

First recorded in 1575–85; right + minded
Related formsright-mind·ed·ly, adverbright-mind·ed·ness, noun
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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.'

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for right-minded



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

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

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