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[rahyt-nis] /ˈraɪt nɪs/
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Instead, he depends on a few stage directions as to their movements, and on the rightness of his chosen words in the dialogue.
  • Which doesn't diminish the significance or rightness of this action.
  • He always quarrelled with the world, wrapping himself in the isolation of his own absolute rightness.
  • The gesture at the forest felt theatrical, but that had a rightness too.
  • Strangely enough, beauty is also a truth-and-rightness meter, and science and technology could not exist without it.
  • He would recognize this unified theory, he said, by its beauty or self-evident rightness.
  • He had few doubts about the rightness of his opinions.
  • They do not know how to place it, what use to make of its modest rightness.
  • There is an inherent rightness or wrongness to an action or choice, regardless of the outcome or consequence.
  • It is the rightness not merely of a single individual but a whole musical epoch.
British Dictionary definitions for rightness


the state or quality of being right
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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