having acceptably proper or correct convictions, beliefs, etc.

Origin of right-thinking

First recorded in 1820–30
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Historical Examples of right-thinking

  • 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!

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

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for right-thinking



possessing reasonable and generally acceptable opinions
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