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, New Zealand informal fair
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, that minute, this minute, 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, ASAP, 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, p.d.q., pretty damn quick, pronto, before you can say Jack Robinson
North American informal lickety-split
Indian informal ekdam
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

    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

    Law

    de jure

    ANTONYMS

    unfairly

    right away

    ‘I'll go and find them right away’


    SYNONYMS

    at once, straight away, now, right now, that minute, this minute, 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, ASAP, 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, p.d.q., pretty damn quick, 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

    within one's rights

    ‘she was within her rights to do this’


    SYNONYMS

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

    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