- correctness or accuracy.
- propriety or fitness.
- moral integrity.
- Obsolete. straightness or directness.
Origin of rightness
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Examples from the Web for rightness
Wouk takes for granted - not only the rightness of the war's cause - but also the worth and merit of the warriors.David's Bookclub: The Caine Mutiny
January 28, 2013
Since then they have fallen over themselves to prove the rightness of their forecast.Why Israel's Center-left Won’t Block Bibi
January 15, 2013
I believe in the rightness of it, and I believe I have a right to it.Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan: What I Learned as a Rock Star
July 17, 2012
We all want people to be convinced of the rightness (and righteousness) of our positions.What’s the Truth Behind the Viral Post About a Gay Christian Teen?
April 6, 2012
We want to believe in the rightness of our own conduct, to see our lives as a series of mostly well-intentioned decisions.The Science of Why We Cheat
February 23, 2011
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
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.The Gate of Appreciation
If The Leader could doubt the rightness of any of his actions, he doubted it then.The Leader
William Fitzgerald Jenkins (AKA Murray Leinster)
- the state or quality of being right
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