rightness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From right +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

rightness (usually uncountable, plural rightnesses)

  1. (uncountable) The characteristic of being right; correctness.
  2. (countable) The result or product of being right; something correct.
  3. The property of being on, or moving toward, the right.
    • 1996, Robert Cummins, Representations, Targets, and Attitudes (page 105)
      I think we are inclined to think the leftness and rightness can be represented because there is a word in our language that means left, and another that means right, and we understand those words.