correctness or accuracy.
propriety or fitness.
moral integrity.
Obsolete. straightness or directness.

Origin of rightness

before 950; Middle English; Old English rihtnes. See right, -ness
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Historical Examples of rightness

  • 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.

  • 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



the state or quality of being right
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