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OPPOSITES FOR right

1 unfair, unjust, unjustified, unwarranted.
21 inequity, unfairness.
44 inappropriately, unsuitably.
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Idioms about right

Origin of right

First recorded before 900; (noun and adjective) Middle English; Old English reht, riht; cognate with Dutch, German recht, Old Norse rēttr, Gothic raihts; akin to Latin rēctus, Old Irish recht “law,” Greek orektós “upright”; (verb) Middle English righten, Old English rihtan, cognate with Old Frisian riuchta, German richten, Old Norse rētta; (adverb) Middle English; Old English rihte

usage note for right

47. Right in the sense of “very, extremely” is either archaic or dialectal. It is most common in informal speech and writing: It's right cold this morning. The editor knew right well where the story had originated.

OTHER WORDS FROM right

right·a·ble, adjectivehalf-right, adjective, nounun·right·a·ble, adjectiveun·right·ed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH right

1. right , righteous, rightful2. right , rite, wright, write
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British Dictionary definitions for right

Derived forms of right

righter, noun

Word Origin for right

Old English riht, reoht; related to Old High German reht, Gothic raihts, Latin rēctus
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Other Idioms and Phrases with right

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