Synonyms of right in English:

right


See definition of right

adjective

1‘I do not believe that it would be right to reverse this decision’

SYNONYMS

just, fair, equitable, good, upright, righteous, virtuous, proper, moral, morally justified, ethical, honourable, honest, principled

lawful, legal

ANTONYMS

wrong, unjust

2‘he was first to give the right answer’

SYNONYMS

correct, accurate, without error, unerring, exact, precise

accepted, proper, valid, orthodox, conventional, established, official, formal, regular

informal on the mark

British informal spot on

de règle

archaic meet

ANTONYMS

wrong, inaccurate

3‘the right person for the job’

SYNONYMS

suitable, appropriate, acceptable, fitting, fit, correct, proper, desirable, preferable, ideal

well suited, well qualified

ANTONYMS

wrong, unsuitable

4‘you've come at just the right moment’

SYNONYMS

opportune, advantageous, favourable, auspicious, propitious, promising, heaven-sent, golden, good, lucky, happy, fortunate, benign, providential, felicitous, timely, well timed, ripe, convenient, expedient, suitable, appropriate, apt, fitting

archaic seasonable

ANTONYMS

wrong, inopportune

5‘unfortunately he is not quite right in the head’

SYNONYMS

sane, in one's right mind, of sound mind, in possession of all one's faculties, able to reason clearly, able to think clearly, lucid, rational, coherent, balanced, well balanced

compos mentis

informal all there

ANTONYMS

insane, of unsound mind

6‘John's face does not look right’

SYNONYMS

healthy, in good health, fine, hale, in good shape, in trim, in good trim, well, fit, fighting fit, normal, sound, up to par

informal up to scratch, in the pink

ANTONYMS

wrong, unhealthy

7‘my right hand’

SYNONYMS

right-hand, dextral, at three o'clock

starboard

dexter

ANTONYMS

left, port, sinister

8‘the library is a right mess’

SYNONYMS

absolute, complete, total, real, out-and-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, downright, perfect, utter, sheer, consummate, unmitigated, unqualified, veritable, in every respect, unalloyed

Australian NZ informal fair

informal, archaic arrant


adverb

1‘she was right at the limit of her patience’

SYNONYMS

completely, fully, entirely, totally, wholly, absolutely, altogether, utterly, thoroughly, quite

all the way, to the maximum extent, to the hilt, in all respects, in every respect

2‘the hotel is right in the middle of the village’

SYNONYMS

exactly, precisely, directly, immediately, just, squarely, square, dead

informal bang, slap bang, smack, slap, plumb

North American informal smack dab

3‘keep going right on till you come to a blue house’

SYNONYMS

straight, directly, in a straight line, as the crow flies

ANTONYMS

indirectly

4‘he'll be right down’

SYNONYMS

straight, immediately, instantly, at once, straight away, right away, now, right now, this/that, that very minute, this very minute, that instant, this instant, in a flash, like a flash, directly, on the spot, forthwith, without further ado, without more ado, promptly, quickly, without delay, then and there, there and then, here and now, a.s.a.p., as soon as possible, as quickly as possible, with all speed

North American informal in short order

informal tout de suite

informal straight off, toot sweet, double quick, in double quick time, pronto, before you can say Jack Robinson

North American informal lickety-split

Indian informal ekdam

informal, archaic straightway, instanter, forthright

ANTONYMS

sometime, later, not now

5‘I think I heard right’

SYNONYMS

correctly, accurately, properly, exactly, precisely, aright, rightly, perfectly, unerringly, faultlessly, truly

ANTONYMS

wrong, imperfectly

6‘you get treated right there’

SYNONYMS

justly, fairly, equitably, impartially, well, properly, morally, ethically, honourably, honestly, lawfully, legally

ANTONYMS

unjustly

7‘things usually turn out right in the end’

SYNONYMS

well, for the better, for the best, favourably, happily, advantageously, to one's advantage, beneficially, profitably, providentially, luckily, opportunely, conveniently, to one's satisfaction

ANTONYMS

badly, for the worse


noun

1‘the difference between right and wrong’

SYNONYMS

goodness, rightness, righteousness, virtue, virtuousness, integrity, rectitude, uprightness, principle, propriety, morality, truth, truthfulness, honesty, honour, honourableness, justice, justness, fairness, equity, equitableness, impartiality

lawfulness, legality

ANTONYMS

wrong

2‘everyone has the right to say no’

SYNONYMS

entitlement, prerogative, privilege, advantage, due, birthright, liberty, authority, authorization, power, licence, permission, dispensation, leave, consent, warrant, charter, franchise, sanction, exemption, immunity, indemnity

carte blanche

historical droit


verb

1‘you must be able to right a capsized dinghy’

SYNONYMS

turn the right way up again, turn back over, set upright again, stand upright again

ANTONYMS

invert, capsize

2‘he would do what was necessary to right the situation’

SYNONYMS

remedy, put right, set right, put to rights, set to rights, rectify, retrieve, solve, fix, resolve, sort out, put in order

straighten out, deal with, correct, repair, mend, redress, make good

improve, amend, ameliorate, make better, better

ANTONYMS

worsen

3‘my bill seeks to right this serious wrong’

SYNONYMS

rectify, correct, put right, set right, make right, sort out, deal with, remedy, repair, fix, cure, resolve, settle, square, make amends for

avenge, vindicate


Phrases

    right away

      ‘I'll go and find them right away’

      SYNONYMS

      at once, straight away, now, right now, this/that, that very minute, this very minute, that instant, this instant, immediately, instantly, in a flash, like a flash, directly, on the spot, forthwith, without further ado, without more ado, promptly, quickly, without delay, then and there, there and then, here and now, a.s.a.p., as soon as possible, as quickly as possible, with all speed

      North American

      in short order

      tout de suite

      informal

      straight off, toot sweet, double quick, in double quick time, pronto, before you can say Jack Robinson, from the word go

      North American informal

      lickety-split

      Indian informal

      ekdam

      archaic

      straight, straightway, instanter, forthright

      ANTONYMS

      sometime, later, not now, in due course

    by rights

      ‘by rights, these young people should have been destined for college or university’

      SYNONYMS

      properly, in fairness, correctly, legally, technically, in conscience, in all conscience

      de jure

      ANTONYMS

      unfairly

    in the right

      ‘technically he is in the right’

      SYNONYMS

      justified, vindicated, borne out, with right on one's side, with the law on one's side, right

      ANTONYMS

      in the wrong

    put something to rights

      SYNONYMS

      remedy, put right, set right, set to rights, rectify, retrieve, solve, fix, resolve, sort out, put in order

      straighten out, deal with, correct, repair, mend, redress, make good

      improve, amend, ameliorate, make better, better

    within one's rights

      ‘she was within her rights to do this’

      SYNONYMS

      entitled, permitted, allowed, at liberty, empowered, authorized, qualified, licensed, justified