(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Pertaining to the right side
1. right; rightness, dextrality; right hand or side, dexter, starboard (naut.), recto, decanal side, off side. See side.
2. conservativism, reactionarism, Toryism, etc. (see permanence).
3. conservative, reactionary, Tory; right-hander; moral majority.
Verbs — turn [to the] right. Slang, hang a louie.
1. right, dextral, dexter, off [side], starboard, recto.
2. rightist, conservative, right-wing, Tory, antileftist, reactionary; righthanded; clockwise.
Adverbs — rightward[s], right-handedly, starboard.
Antonyms, see left.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Correct]
Syn. true, precise, correct; see accurate 1 , valid 1 .
2. [Just]
Syn. lawful, legitimate, honest, ethical; see fair 1 , moral 1 , upright 2 .
3. [Suitable]
Syn. apt, proper, appropriate; see fit 1 , 2 .
4. [Sane]
Syn. reasonable, rational, sound, wise, normal, discerning, discreet, enlightened, circumspect, penetrating, judicious, far-sighted; see also sane 1 , 2 .
Ant. insane*, unreasonable, unsound.
5. [Justly]
Syn. fairly, evenly, equitably, honestly, decently, sincerely, legitimately, lawfully, conscientiously, squarely, impartially, objectively, reliably, dispassionately, without bias, without prejudice; see also justly 1 .
6. [Straight]
Syn. directly, undeviatingly, immediately; see direct 1 .
7. [Opposite to left]
Syn. right-hand, dextral, dexter, righthanded, clockwise, on the right, starboard.
Ant. left*, sinistral, counterclockwise.
8. [Designating the side intended for show]
Syn. outward, outer, top, finished, decorated, ornamented, trimmed, best, in good condition, unworn, best-looking, clean.
Ant. inner*, bottom, unfinished.
1. [A privilege]
Syn. prerogative, power, license, immunity, exemption, benefit, advantage, favor, franchise, claim, title, preference, priority, perquisite, freedom, liberty, natural expectation; see also freedom 1 , 2 .
2. [That which is right or just]
Syn. goodness, justice, morality, equity; see fairness , fitness 1 , honesty 1 , virtue 1 .
3. [The conservative element]
Syn. right wing, conservatives, reactionaries, traditionalists, Old Guard, Republicans, Republican Party, Tories.
Ant. left, left wing, liberals.
4. [The part opposite the left]
Syn. right hand, dexter, right side, strong side, starboard, recto.
by rights,
Syn. properly, justly, in fairness; see rightfully , rightly .
in one's own right,
Syn. individually, acting as one's own agent, by one's own authority; see independently .
in the right,
Syn. correct, accurate, just, blameless; see fair 1 , innocent 1 , valid 1 .
1. [To make upright]
Syn. set up, set upright, put up, straighten, make straight, bring around, turn up, turn right side up, put in place, balance; see also straighten , turn 2 .
Ant. upset*, turn upside down, capsize.
2. [To repair an injustice]
Syn. adjust, correct, repair, restore, vindicate, do justice, make amends, recompense, remedy, rectify, redress, avenge, mend, amend, set right; see also remedy , repair , revenge .
Ant. wrong*, hurt, harm.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. privilege authority, prerogative, power, claim, license, title, birthright, say, favor, freedom, due.
2. good virtue, morality, morals, righteousness, justness, justice, integrity, uprightness, honor, correctness. ''The greatest good to the greatest number. —Jeremy Bentham.
3. conservatism rightism, orthodoxy.
ANT.: 2. wrong, immorality, incorrectness. 3. left, liberalism
1. correct fix, straighten out, amend, make right, mend, repair, doctor, rectify, adjust, remedy, redress, balance.
2. put back in upright position turn over, flip over.
ANT.: 1. *mess up, *screw up, ruin. 2. capsize, upend, upset
1. virtuous upright, moral, good, righteous, honorable, scrupulous, just, honest, ethical, fair, proper, *politically correct, socially acceptable.
2. correct accurate, precise, *on the money, *on the mark, *on target, *on the nose, exact, true, perfect, valid, sound, faithful, flawless, unerring, factual.
3. fitting suitable, appropriate, befitting, correct, seemly, favorable, desirable, preferable, opportune.
4. normal sound, rational, sensible, sane, competent, lucid, sober.
5. conservative right-wing, rightist, traditional, reactionary, orthodox, *old-line.
ANT.: 1. immoral, bad, unethical, wicked. 2. incorrect, inaccurate, wrong. 3. unsuitable, inappropriate. 4. irrational, insane, not of sound mind. 5. liberal, left, leftist
1. virtuously morally, righteously, honorably, justly, honestly ethically, fairly, properly.
2. correctly accurately, precisely, *on the money, *on the mark, *on target, exactly, truly, perfectly, faithfully, flawlessly, unerringly.
ANT.: 1. immorally, dishonorably, unjustly. 2. incorrectly, inaccurately, imperfectly
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. In accordance with principles of right or good conduct: ethical, moral, principled, proper, righteous, rightful, right-minded, virtuous. See RIGHT. 2. Consistent with prevailing or accepted standards or circumstances: appropriate, deserved, due, fit1, fitting, just, merited, proper, rightful, suitable. See RIGHT. 3. Conforming to fact: accurate, correct, exact, faithful, precise, rigorous, true, veracious, veridical. See CORRECT, HONEST, REAL, TRUE. 4. Having no errors: accurate, correct, errorless, exact, precise, rigorous. See CORRECT, TRUE. 5. Conforming to accepted standards: becoming, befitting, comely, comme il faut, correct, decent, decorous, de rigueur, nice, proper, respectable, seemly. See COURTESY. 6. Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place: appropriate, apt, becoming, befitting, correct, felicitous, fit1, fitting, happy, meet2, proper, tailor-made. See RIGHT. 7. Having good health: fit1, hale, healthful, healthy, hearty, sound2, well2, whole, wholesome. Idioms: fit as a fiddle, hale and hearty, in fine fettle. See HEALTH. 8. Strongly favoring retention of the existing order: conservative, orthodox, rightist, right-wing, Tory, traditionalist, traditionalistic. See KEEP. II noun 1. A privilege granted a person, as by virtue of birth: appanage, birthright, perquisite, prerogative. Law: droit. See OWNED. 2. Conferred power: authority, faculty, mandate. Law: competence, competency. See ABILITY. III adverb 1. In a direct line: dead, direct, directly, due, straight, straightaway. See STRAIGHT. 2. With precision or absolute conformity: bang, dead, direct, directly, exactly, fair, flush, just, precisely, smack1, square, squarely, straight. Slang: smack-dab. See PRECISE. IV verb 1. To restore to or place in an upright or proper position: stand (up). See HORIZONTAL. 2. To restore to proper condition or functioning: doctor, fix, fix up, mend, overhaul, patch, repair1, revamp. Idiom: set right. See HELP. 3. To make right what is wrong: amend, correct, emend, mend, rectify, redress, reform, remedy. See CORRECT.

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