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Right vs. Wrong: Know the Difference

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By Shumaila Saeed || Published on February 9, 2024
Right refers to what is morally correct, legal, or in accordance with the truth, while wrong denotes actions, beliefs, or methods that are incorrect, unethical, or unjust.
Right vs. Wrong

Key Differences

Right encompasses actions, decisions, or beliefs aligned with moral principles, ethics, or law. In contrast, wrong is characterized by actions or beliefs that deviate from ethical standards, legal norms, or truth. Both concepts are fundamental in guiding human behavior and societal norms.
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In legal terms, right refers to actions or situations that are lawful and compliant with legal norms. Conversely, wrong in legal contexts implies illegal actions or violations of law. Each term serves as a benchmark in the judicial system, distinguishing between lawful and unlawful behaviors.
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Right also pertains to factual accuracy or truthfulness in information or beliefs. Wrong, on the other hand, implies falsehoods, errors, or inaccuracies in information or understanding. This dichotomy is crucial in areas like education, research, and information dissemination.
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In ethics, right is synonymous with moral righteousness and virtuous conduct. Wrong, in ethical terms, signifies immoral, unethical, or harmful actions. The distinction between right and wrong in this context shapes moral philosophy and ethical decision-making.
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In everyday decision-making, right refers to choices or actions that align with one's values and societal norms. Wrong represents decisions or actions that conflict with these values and norms. This differentiation plays a critical role in personal development and social interaction.
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Comparison Chart

Moral Implications

Conforms to ethical standards
Deviates from ethical standards
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Legal Connotations

Lawful and compliant
Illegal or against legal norms
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Relation to Truth

Accurate or truthful
False, erroneous, or inaccurate
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Ethical Significance

Morally righteous
Immoral or unethical
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Decision-Making

Aligns with values and norms
Conflicts with values and norms
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Right and Wrong Definitions

Right

Right also refers to a direction opposite to left.
Turn right at the next street to reach the library.
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Wrong

Right means in accordance with what is morally, legally, or factually correct.
It is right to speak the truth in all circumstances.
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Right

Right is used to affirm the correctness of something.
You are right about the solution to the problem.
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Right also refers to a direction opposite to left.
Turn right at the next street to reach the library.
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Right

Right can mean in a proper, suitable, or fit condition.
Make sure everything is in the right order before the event.
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Wrong

Right can denote a legal entitlement or privilege.
Every citizen has the right to vote.
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Right

Conforming with or conformable to justice, law, or morality
Do the right thing and confess.
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Right can mean in a proper, suitable, or fit condition.
Make sure everything is in the right order before the event.
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Right

In accordance with fact, reason, or truth; correct
The right answer.
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Wrong

Not in conformity with fact or truth; incorrect or erroneous
A wrong answer.
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Right

Fitting, proper, or appropriate
It is not right to leave the party without saying goodbye.
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Wrong

Contrary to conscience, morality, or law
Stealing is wrong.
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Right

Most favorable, desirable, or convenient
The right time to act.
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Wrong

Unfair; unjust
The kids felt it was wrong when some got to go on the field trip but not others.
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Right

In or into a satisfactory state or condition
Put things right.
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Wrong

Not required, intended, or wanted
Took a wrong turn.
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Right

In good mental or physical health or order.
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Wrong

Not fitting or suitable; inappropriate or improper
Said the wrong thing.
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Right

Intended to be worn or positioned facing outward or toward an observer
The right side of the dress.
Made sure that the right side of the fabric was visible.
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Wrong

Not in accord with established usage, method, or procedure
The wrong way to shuck clams.
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Right

Of, belonging to, located on, or being the side of the body to the south when the subject is facing east.
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Wrong

Not functioning properly; amiss
What is wrong with the TV?.
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Right

Of, relating to, directed toward, or located on the right side.
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Designating the side, as of a garment, that is less finished and not intended to show
Socks worn wrong side out.
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Right

Located on the right side of a person facing downstream
The right bank of a river.
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Wrong

In a wrong manner; mistakenly or erroneously
Answered wrong.
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Right

Often Right Of or belonging to the political or intellectual right.
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Wrong

In a wrong course or direction
Turned wrong at the crossroads.
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Right

Formed by or in reference to a line or plane that is perpendicular to another line or plane.
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Wrong

Immorally or unjustly
She acted wrong in lying.
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Right

Having the axis perpendicular to the base
Right cone.
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Wrong

An unjust, injurious, or immoral act
Felt that he had been done a wrong.
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Right

Having a right angle
A right triangle.
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Wrong

That which is unjust, immoral, or improper
Doesn't seem to know right from wrong.
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Right

Straight; uncurved; direct
A right line.
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Wrong

The condition of being in error or at fault
I hate being in the wrong.
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Right

(Archaic) Not spurious; genuine.
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Wrong

An invasion or a violation of another's legal rights.
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Right

That which is just, moral, or proper.
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(Law) A tort.
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Right

The direction or position on the right side.
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Wrong

To treat (someone) unjustly or injuriously.
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The right side.
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Wrong

To discredit unjustly; malign
"those whom he had wronged with his bitter pen" (Evan I. Schwartz).
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Right

The right hand.
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Wrong

Incorrect or untrue.
Some of your answers were correct, and some were wrong.
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Right

A turn in the direction of the right hand or side.
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Wrong

Asserting something incorrect or untrue.
You're wrong: he's not Superman at all.
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Right

The people and groups who advocate the adoption of conservative or reactionary measures, especially in government and politics. Also called right wing.
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Wrong

Immoral, not good, bad.
It is wrong to lie.
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The opinion of those advocating such measures.
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Wrong

Improper; unfit; unsuitable.
A bikini is the wrong thing to wear on a cold day.
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Right

(Sports) A blow delivered by a boxer's right hand.
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Wrong

Not working; out of order.
Something is wrong with my cellphone.
Don't cry, honey. Tell me what's wrong.
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Right

(Baseball) Right field.
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Wrong

Designed to be worn or placed inward
The wrong side of a garment or of a piece of cloth
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A just or legal claim or title.
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Wrong

(obsolete) Twisted; wry.
A wrong nose
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Right

Something that is due to a person or governmental body by law, tradition, or nature.
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(informal) In a way that isn't right; incorrectly, wrongly.
I spelled several names wrong in my address book.
You're doing it all wrong!
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Right

Something, especially humane treatment, claimed to be due to animals by moral principle.
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Something that is immoral or not good.
Injustice is a heinous wrong.
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An existing stockholder's legally protected claim to purchase additional shares in a corporation ahead of those who are not currently stockholders, especially at a cost lower than market value.
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An instance of wronging someone (sometimes with possessive to indicate the wrongdoer).
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The negotiable paper on which such an entitlement is indicated.
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The incorrect or unjust position or opinion.
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Right

Toward or on the right.
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The opposite of right; the concept of badness.
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Right

In a straight line; directly
Went right to school.
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Wrong

To treat unjustly; to injure or harm.
The dealer wronged us by selling us this lemon of a car.
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Right

In the proper or desired manner; well
The jacket doesn't fit right.
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Wrong

To deprive of some right, or to withhold some act of justice.
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Right

Exactly; just
The accident happened right over there.
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Wrong

To slander; to impute evil to unjustly.
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Right

Immediately
Called me right after dinner.
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Wrong

Twisted; wry; as, a wrong nose.
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Completely; quite
The icy wind blew right through me.
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Wrong

Not according to the laws of good morals, whether divine or human; not suitable to the highest and best end; not morally right; deviating from rectitude or duty; not just or equitable; not true; not legal; as, a wrong practice; wrong ideas; wrong inclinations and desires.
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Right

According to law, morality, or justice.
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Not fit or suitable to an end or object; not appropriate for an intended use; not according to rule; unsuitable; improper; incorrect; as, to hold a book with the wrong end uppermost; to take the wrong way.
I have deceived you both; I have directed you to wrong places.
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Right

Accurately; correctly
Answered the question right.
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Not according to truth; not conforming to fact or intent; not right; mistaken; erroneous; as, a wrong statement.
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Right

Chiefly Southern US Considerably; very
They have a right nice place.
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Wrong

Designed to be worn or placed inward; as, the wrong side of a garment or of a piece of cloth.
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Right

Used as an intensive
Kept right on going.
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In a wrong manner; not rightly; amiss; morally ill; erroneously; wrongly.
Ten censure wrong for one that writes amiss.
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Right

Used in titles
The Right Reverend Jane Smith.
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Wrong

That which is not right.
When I had wrong and she the right.
One spake much of right and wrong.
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Right

To put in or restore to an upright or proper position
They righted their boat.
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Deviation or departure from truth or fact; state of falsity; error; as, to be in the wrong.
Friend, I do thee no wrong.
As the king of England can do no wrong, so neither can he do right but in his courts and by his courts.
The obligation to redress a wrong is at least as binding as that of paying a debt.
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Right

To put in order or set right; correct
Measures designed to right generations of unfair labor practices.
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Wrong

To treat with injustice; to deprive of some right, or to withhold some act of justice from; to do undeserved harm to; to deal unjustly with; to injure.
He that sinneth . . . wrongeth his own soul.
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To make reparation or amends for; redress
Right a wrong.
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To impute evil to unjustly; as, if you suppose me capable of a base act, you wrong me.
I rather chooseTo wrong the dead, to wrong myself and you,Than I will wrong such honorable men.
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Right

To regain an upright or proper position.
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That which is contrary to the principles of justice or law;
He feels that you are in the wrong
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Right

(archaic) Straight, not bent.
A right line
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A legal injury is any damage resulting from a violation of a legal right
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(geometry) Of an angle, having a size of 90 degrees, or one quarter of a complete rotation; the angle between two perpendicular lines.
The kitchen counter formed a right angle with the back wall.
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Wrong

Treat unjustly; do wrong to
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(geometry) Of a geometric figure, incorporating a right angle between edges, faces, axes, etc.
A right triangle, a right prism, a right cone
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Wrong

Not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth;
An incorrect calculation
The report in the paper is wrong
Your information is wrong
The clock showed the wrong time
Found themselves on the wrong road
Based on the wrong assumptions
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Right

Complying with justice, correctness or reason; correct, just, true.
I thought you'd made a mistake, but it seems you were right all along.
It's not right that one person gets all the credit for the group's work.
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Wrong

Contrary to conscience or morality or law;
It is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor
Cheating is wrong
It is wrong to lie
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Right

Appropriate, perfectly suitable; fit for purpose.
Is this the right software for my computer?
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Wrong

Not appropriate for a purpose or occasion;
Unsuitable attire for the office
Said all the wrong things
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Right

Healthy, sane, competent.
I'm afraid my father is no longer in his right mind.
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Wrong

Not functioning properly;
Something is amiss
Has gone completely haywire
Something is wrong with the engine
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Right

Real; veritable (used emphatically).
You've made a right mess of the kitchen!
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Wrong

Not according with the facts;
Unfortunately the statement was simply untrue
The facts as reported were wrong
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Right

(Australia) All right; not requiring assistance.
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Wrong

Based on or acting or judging in error;
It is wrong to think that way
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Right

(dated) Most favourable or convenient; fortunate.
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Wrong

Not in accord with established usage or procedure;
The wrong medicine
The wrong way to shuck clams
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Right

Designating the side of the body which is positioned to the east if one is facing north. This arrow points to the reader's right: →
After the accident, her right leg was slightly shorter than her left.
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Wrong

Not conforming with accepted standards of propriety or taste; undesirable;
Incorrect behavior
She was seen in all the wrong places
He thought it was wrong for her to go out to work
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Right

(geography) Designating the bank of a river (etc.) on one's right when facing downstream (i.e. facing forward while floating with the current); that is, the south bank of a river that flows eastward. If this arrow: ⥴ shows the direction of the current, the tilde is on the right side of the river.
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Wrong

Used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward;
Socks worn wrong side out
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Right

Designed to be placed or worn outward.
The right side of a piece of cloth
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Wrong

Badly timed;
An ill-timed intervention
You think my intrusion unseasonable
An untimely remark
It was the wrong moment for a joke
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Right

(politics) Pertaining to the political right; conservative.
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Wrong

In an incorrect manner;
She guessed wrong
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Right

On the right side.
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Right is used to affirm the correctness of something.
You are right about the solution to the problem.
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Right

Towards the right side.
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Right

Exactly, precisely.
The arrow landed right in the middle of the target.
Luckily we arrived right at the start of the film.
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Right

Immediately, directly.
Can't you see it? It's right beside you!
Tom was standing right in front of the TV, blocking everyone's view.
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Right

Very, extremely, quite.
I made a right stupid mistake there, didn't I?
I stubbed my toe a week ago and it still hurts right much.
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Right

According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really.
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In a correct manner.
Do it right or don't do it at all.
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Right

To a great extent or degree.
Sir, I am right glad to meet you …
Members of the Queen's Privy Council are styled The Right Honourable for life.
The Right Reverend Monsignor Guido Sarducci.
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Right

Yes, that is correct; I agree.
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Right

I agree with whatever you say; I have no opinion.
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Right

Signpost word to change the subject in a discussion or discourse.
- After that interview, I don't think we should hire her.
- Right — who wants lunch?
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Right

Used to check agreement at the end of an utterance.
You're going, right?
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Used to add seriousness or decisiveness before a statement.
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That which complies with justice, law or reason.
We're on the side of right in this contest.
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Right

A legal, just or moral entitlement.
You have no right to go through my personal diary.
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The right side or direction.
The pharmacy is just on the right past the bookshop.
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The right hand or fist.
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The authority to perform, publish, film, or televise a particular work, event, etc.; a copyright.
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(politics) The ensemble of right-wing political parties; political conservatives as a group.
The political right holds too much power.
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The outward or most finished surface, as of a coin, piece of cloth, a carpet, etc.
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(surfing) A wave breaking from right to left (viewed from the shore).
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Right

(transitive) To correct.
Righting all the wrongs of the war immediately will be impossible.
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Right

(transitive) To set upright.
The tow-truck righted what was left of the automobile.
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Right

(intransitive) To return to normal upright position.
When the wind died down, the ship righted.
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(transitive) To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to restore rights to; to assert or regain the rights of.
To right the oppressed
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Straight; direct; not crooked; as, a right line.
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Upright; erect from a base; having an upright axis; not oblique; as, right ascension; a right pyramid or cone.
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Fit; suitable; proper; correct; becoming; as, the right man in the right place; the right way from London to Oxford.
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Conformed to the constitution of man and the will of God, or to justice and equity; not deviating from the true and just; according with truth and duty; just; true.
That which is conformable to the Supreme Rule is absolutely right, and is called right simply without relation to a special end.
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Characterized by reality or genuineness; real; actual; not spurious.
In this battle, . . . the Britons never more plainly manifested themselves to be right barbarians.
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According with truth; passing a true judgment; conforming to fact or intent; not mistaken or wrong; not erroneous; correct; as, this is the right faith.
You are right, Justice, and you weigh this well.
If there be no prospect beyond the grave, the inference is . . . right, "Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die."
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Right

Most favorable or convenient; fortunate.
The lady has been disappointed on the right side.
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Right

Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action is usually stronger than on the other side; - opposed to left when used in reference to a part of the body; as, the right side, hand, arm. Also applied to the corresponding side of the lower animals.
Became the sovereign's favorite, his right hand.
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Right

Well placed, disposed, or adjusted; orderly; well regulated; correctly done.
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Designed to be placed or worn outward; as, the right side of a piece of cloth.
"Right," cries his lordship.
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Right

In a right manner.
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In a right or straight line; directly; hence; straightway; immediately; next; as, he stood right before me; it went right to the mark; he came right out; he followed right after the guide.
Unto Dian's temple goeth she right.
Let thine eyes look right on.
Right across its track there lay,Down in the water, a long reef of gold.
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Exactly; just.
Came he right now to sing a raven's note?
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According to the law or will of God; conforming to the standard of truth and justice; righteously; as, to live right; to judge right.
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According to any rule of art; correctly.
You with strict discipline instructed right.
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According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really; correctly; exactly; as, to tell a story right.
Right as it were a steed of Lumbardye.
His wounds so smarted that he slept right naught.
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In a great degree; very; wholly; unqualifiedly; extremely; highly; as, right humble; right noble; right valiant.
For which I should be right sorry.
[I] return those duties back as are right fit.
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Right

That which is right or correct.
Seldom your opinions err;Your eyes are always in the right.
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Right

A just judgment or action; that which is true or proper; justice; uprightness; integrity.
Long love to her has borne the faithful knight,And well deserved, had fortune done him right.
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Right

That to which one has a just claim.
There are no rights whatever, without corresponding duties.
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Right

That which one has a legal or social claim to do or to exact; legal power; authority; as, a sheriff has a right to arrest a criminal.
Born free, he sought his right.
Hast thou not right to all created things?
Men have no right to what is not reasonable.
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Right

The right side; the side opposite to the left.
Led her to the Souldan's right.
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Right

Privilege or immunity granted by authority.
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In some legislative bodies of Europe (as in France), those members collectively who are conservatives or monarchists. See Center, 5.
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Right

The outward or most finished surface, as of a piece of cloth, a carpet, etc.
He should himself use it by right.
I should have been a woman by right.
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Right

To bring or restore to the proper or natural position; to set upright; to make right or straight (that which has been wrong or crooked); to correct.
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To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to restore rights to; to assert or regain the rights of; as, to right the oppressed; to right one's self; also, to vindicate.
So just is God, to right the innocent.
All experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
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Right

To recover the proper or natural condition or position; to become upright.
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Hence, to regain an upright position, as a ship or boat, after careening.
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An abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature;
They are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people
A right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away
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Right

(frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing;
Mineral rights
Film rights
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Location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east;
He stood on the right
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Right

A turn to the right;
Take a right at the corner
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Right

Those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
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Anything in accord with principles of justice;
He feels he is in the right
The rightfulness of his claim
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Right

The hand that is on the right side of the body;
He writes with his right hand but pitches with his left
Hit him with quick rights to the body
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The piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
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Right

Make reparations or amends for;
Right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust
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Right

Put in or restore to an upright position;
They righted the sailboat that had capsized
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Right

Regain an upright or proper position;
The capsized boat righted again
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Right

Make right or correct;
Correct the mistakes
Rectify the calculation
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Right

Free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth;
The correct answer
The correct version
The right answer
Took the right road
The right decision
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Right

Being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north;
My right hand
Right center field
A right-hand turn
The right bank of a river is the bank on your right side when you are facing downstream
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Socially right or correct;
It isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye
Correct behavior
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In conformance with justice or law or morality;
Do the right thing and confess
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Correct in opinion or judgment;
Time proved him right
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Right

Appropriate for a condition or occasion;
Everything in its proper place
The right man for the job
She is not suitable for the position
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Right

Of or belonging to the political or intellectual left
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Right

In or into a satisfactory condition;
Things are right again now
Put things right
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Right

Intended for the right hand;
A right-hand glove
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Right

In accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure;
What's the right word for this?
The right way to open oysters
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Right

Having the axis perpendicular to the base;
A right angle
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Right

Of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face outward;
The right side of the cloth showed the pattern
Be sure your shirt is right side out
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Right

Most suitable or right for a particular purpose;
A good time to plant tomatoes
The right time to act
The time is ripe for great sociological changes
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Right

Precisely, exactly;
Stand right here!
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Immediately;
She called right after dinner
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Exactly;
He fell flop on his face
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Right

Toward or on the right; also used figuratively;
He looked right and left
The party has moved right
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In the right manner;
Please do your job properly!
Can't you carry me decent?
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Right

An interjection expressing agreement
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Completely;
She felt right at home
He fell right into the trap
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(Southern regional intensive) very;
The baby is mighty cute
He's mighty tired
It is powerful humid
That boy is powerful big now
They have a right nice place
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In accordance with moral or social standards;
That serves him right
Do right by him
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In a correct manner;
He guessed right
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Right means in accordance with what is morally, legally, or factually correct.
It is right to speak the truth in all circumstances.
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Right can denote a legal entitlement or privilege.
Every citizen has the right to vote.
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Repeatedly Asked Queries

Is 'wrong' used to describe factual inaccuracies?

Yes, wrong can describe statements or beliefs that are factually incorrect.
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What does 'right' mean in a directional sense?

Directionally, right refers to the side of the human body opposite of left.
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How does 'right' relate to human rights?

Right can refer to legal entitlements or freedoms that individuals possess.
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What does 'right' mean in ethics?

In ethics, right refers to actions or beliefs that are morally good or justified.
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What is 'doing the right thing'?

Doing the right thing means acting in a morally correct or ethical manner.
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Can 'right' change over time?

Yes, societal norms and laws can evolve, altering what is considered right.
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How is 'wrong' used in legal contexts?

In legal terms, wrong denotes actions or practices that are against the law.
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Can 'right' mean correct in information?

Yes, right can also mean correct or accurate in terms of information or answers.
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Can 'wrong' mean an incorrect direction?

Yes, wrong can mean an incorrect or mistaken direction or path.
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Can something be legally right but morally wrong?

Yes, certain actions can be legally permissible but ethically or morally questionable.
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How is 'wrong' viewed in different cultures?

Different cultures may have varying standards for what is considered wrong.
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Can a fact be right or wrong?

Facts themselves are either true or false, but interpretations can be right or wrong.
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Is 'wrong' used to describe moral failings?

Yes, wrong often describes actions or behaviors that are morally reprehensible.
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How do ethical theories define right and wrong?

Ethical theories define right and wrong based on principles like utilitarianism, duty, or virtue.
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How can one determine what is right?

Determining what is right often involves considering ethics, law, and personal values.
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Opinions can be considered right or wrong based on facts, ethics, or societal norms.
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Yes, perceptions of what is wrong can vary based on cultural, ethical, or personal views.
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Laws provide a framework for distinguishing between right and wrong behaviors in society.
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How do personal values influence perceptions of right and wrong?

Personal values greatly influence an individual's understanding of right and wrong.
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The distinction between right and wrong can sometimes be ambiguous and open to interpretation.
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