1 just, moral, good, proper, correct, legal, lawful, licit, honest, upright, righteous, virtuous, ethical, fair, true, honourable, right-minded, principled, open, above-board:
There is no doubt in my mind that Simon can be relied on to do the right thing
2 correct, fitting, suitable, proper, accurate, exact, precise, perfect; factual, truthful, veracious, valid, sound, Colloq Brit bang on, spot on:
Have you bought the right kind of nail to go into plaster? Jennie had nine right answers out of ten. How many of yours are right?
3 propitious, convenient, strategic, advantageous, beneficial, favourable, auspicious, preferred, preferable, promising:
It is critical for the mixture to reach the boiling point at exactly the right time
4 sound, sane, normal, rational, lucid, healthy:
Is she right in the head, letting him drive in his condition?
5 right-hand, dextral, dexter, Nautical starboard:
In the United Kingdom, drivers sit on the right side.
6 rightist, right-wing, conservative, reactionary, Tory:
The right wing of the liberal party is not so very different from the left wing of the conservatives
7 face, upper, principal, front:
Have you laid the tablecloth right side up?
8 utter, complete, perfect, unmitigated, unalloyed, out-and-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, 24-carat or esp. US 24-karat, dyed in the wool, pure, absolute, real, Brit proper:
I've been a right idiot not to realize that he loved only her.
9 privilege, prerogative, licence, power, claim, title, freedom, liberty:
We must allow nothing to interfere with our democratic rights, such as our right to vote
10 justice, reason, fact, truth, fairness, equity, good, goodness, integrity, virtue, virtuousness, honesty, honourableness, morality, propriety, rectitude, right-mindedness, high-mindedness, nobility, uprightness:
He believes that he has right on his side.
11 right side or hand or fist, Nautical starboard:
She stood on his right. She gave him a quick right to the jaw.
12 by rights. properly, fairly, justly, to be just, to be fair, in fairness, honestly, in all honesty, to be honest:
By rights, because I paid for it, the house is mine.
13 directly, straight, straightaway, right away or off, in a beeline, as the crow flies, forthwith; unhesitatingly, immediately, promptly, at once, instantly, without hesitating or hesitation, without delay, quickly, swiftly, speedily, Colloq pronto, straight off:
The minute he walked into the room, he went right to the wall-safe. Please come over right now.
14 exactly, precisely, unerringly, accurately; just:
She hung the paintings right where they belonged.
15 just, only:
I stopped right now - when you walked in.
16 well, satisfactorily, advantageously, profitably, favourably, opportunely:
I hope that everything turns out right for you.
17 correctly, accurately, properly, precisely, well, sensibly, fittingly, suitably, aptly:
If you can't do it right, why bother doing it at all!
18 straighten (up or out), set upright or aright:
I righted all the chairs the children had knocked over.
19 put or set or make right, put or set to rights, correct, straighten out, redress, amend, make up for, rectify, sort out, repair, fix:
She has always felt that her mission in life was to right wrongs.
20 avenge, retaliate for, vindicate, repay, revenge, settle, Colloq get even for:
Langdon swore that he would right the injury done to his father's name.