What does rightly mean?

Definitions for rightly
ˈraɪt liright·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word rightly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rightly, justly, justifiedly(adverb)

    with honesty

    "he was rightly considered the greatest singer of his time"


  1. rightly(Adverb)

    Aright, in a right manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rightly(adverb)

    straightly; directly; in front

  2. Rightly(adverb)

    according to justice; according to the divine will or moral rectitude; uprightly; as, duty rightly performed

  3. Rightly(adverb)

    properly; fitly; suitably; appropriately

  4. Rightly(adverb)

    according to truth or fact; correctly; not erroneously; exactly

  5. Origin: [AS. richtlice.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rightly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2899

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rightly' in Adverbs Frequency: #348

How to pronounce rightly?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say rightly in sign language?

  1. rightly


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rightly in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rightly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of rightly in a Sentence

  1. Cicero:

    What we call pleasure, and rightly so is the absence of all pain.

  2. Thomas Carlyle:

    A man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly unless he do it in a devout manner.

  3. Thomas Babington:

    Men are never so likely to settle a question rightly as when they discuss it freely.

  4. Elizabeth Gaskell:

    How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly!

  5. Mark Twain:

    The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.

Images & Illustrations of rightly

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