Definition of right-thinking in US English:



  • Right-minded.

    • ‘Martineau said it was time for ‘all right-thinking members of society to stand up and let their voices be heard.’’
    • ‘The growing incidents of apparent decay of our moral fibre should be of concern to every right-thinking citizen of this young nation.’
    • ‘The latest reports suggest that a stadium of 80,000 seats is too big for our requirements and any right-thinking person will surely share that view.’
    • ‘Naturally, the endeavour being noble, it received respect and cooperation from all right-thinking Muslims.’
    • ‘No right-thinking person wants to downplay this problem or its implications, but we are in danger of throwing the baby out with the bathwater.’
    • ‘Judge Stuart Baker at Preston Crown Court said: ‘It was a mean offence and an attack that right-thinking people could only regard as cowardly.’’
    • ‘I have no doubt that your Honour is a right-thinking member of society.’
    • ‘‘Laundering money in such large quantities back to suspect criminals will raise question marks in any right-thinking member of the public,’ said the judge.’
    • ‘Therefore, as responsible, hard-working, right-thinking citizens, let us resolve to pull together and rally for the benefit of one another and for the good of our nation.’
    • ‘Journalists and legislators tend to treat regulation as feel-good symbolism, a cheap way to demonstrate right-thinking attitudes.’
    • ‘How could any right-thinking American not be impressed?’
    • ‘Many events throughout Britain in the last week have destabilised multicultural communities, striking fear into the hearts of right-thinking people.’
    • ‘They don't seem able to trust the vast majority of right-thinking people to be able to do the right thing.’
    • ‘A report issued by the National Roads Authority last week should send a shiver down the spines of all right-thinking people who have to travel on our roads.’
    • ‘Too often we condemn corruption and crime because it is the popular, right-thinking thing to do, while at the same time we welcome back the transgressors, or fail to practise what we preach.’
    • ‘Most right-thinking people feel it's inappropriate.’
    • ‘He wanted right-thinking people to join their fight.’
    • ‘Like all right-thinking people, ministers in the Scottish Executive already treat rape as an exceptional crime that demands special handling.’
    • ‘But right-thinking Americans don't believe that being gay is a disability or anything shameful.’
    • ‘This is a cowardly and evil act that will be condemned by all right-thinking people.’
    righteous, good, moral, morally correct, ethical, upright, upstanding, high-minded, right-minded, principled, exemplary, clean, law-abiding, lawful, irreproachable, blameless, guiltless, unimpeachable, just, honest, honourable, unbribable, incorruptible, anti-corruption
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