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"

Wiktionary

  1. rightly(Adverb)

    Aright, in a right manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rightly(adverb)

    straightly; directly; in front

    Etymology: [AS. richtlice.]

  2. Rightly(adverb)

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

    Etymology: [AS. richtlice.]

  3. Rightly(adverb)

    properly; fitly; suitably; appropriately

    Etymology: [AS. richtlice.]

  4. Rightly(adverb)

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

    Etymology: [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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say rightly in sign language?

  1. rightly

Numerology

  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. Paul Sadler:

    As we study the Word of God rightly divided we are to understand that God has arranged His dealings with mankind into two programs. We have His prophesied purpose and His secret purpose. Prophecy has to do with the earth and Christ's reign upon it during the millennial kingdom, while the Mystery concerns our exaltation with Christ in the heavenlies.

  2. State Hillary Clinton:

    Afghan women today are rightly afraid... that the gains they have made with all of our help will be washed away in a rush to achieve a peace that will not hold anyway, this is not just morally wrong, this is dangerous.

  3. Claire Bass:

    Yet again Bear Grylls' animal killing activities are quite rightly coming under fire, it's time for TV to dump this tired routine of men charging around the wilderness dominating wildlife and killing for ratings. It shows a callous disregard for the natural world and treats animals like mere props.

  4. David Cameron himself:

    I want to bring our country together, our United Kingdom, together, not least by implementing as fast as we can the devolution that we rightly promised and came together with other parties to agree both for Wales and for Scotland.

  5. Sonya Sceats:

    The UN human rights chief has rightly concluded that Sri Lanka's domestic courts are ill-equipped to prosecute the heinous international crimes exposed by the UN investigation, sri Lankan torture survivors in treatment with us are adamant that they cannot trust a purely domestic process and will take comfort from the High Commissioner's warning that there must not be a replay of past broken promises.

Images & Illustrations of rightly

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