[ rahyt-nis ]
/ ˈraɪt nɪs /


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


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Origin of rightness

before 950; Middle English; Old English rihtnes. See right, -ness
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British Dictionary definitions for rightness

/ (ˈraɪtnɪs) /


the state or quality of being right
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