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Meaning of RIGHTLY

Pronunciation:  'rItlee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adv]  with honesty; "he was rightly considered the greatest singer of his time"
 

RIGHTLY is a 7 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: justifiedly, justly
 
 Antonyms: unjustly
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Right"ly\, adv. [AS. richtlice.]
1. Straightly; directly; in front. [Obs.] --Shak.

2. According to justice; according to the divine will or
   moral rectitude; uprightly; as, duty rightly performed.

3. Properly; fitly; suitably; appropriately.

         Eve rightly called, Mother of all mankind. --Milton.

4. According to truth or fact; correctly; not erroneously;
   exactly. ``I can not rightly say.'' --Shak.

         Thou didst not rightly see.           --Dryden.

 

 

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