Definition of rightly in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMrightlierCOMmore rightlySUPrightliestSUPmost rightly
    1. Aright, in a right manner, correctly, justifiably.
      1. She was quite rightly disappointed in not being promoted. ‎
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • The situation has fallen so far out of control to rightly be considered a massacree.
      • The other team was so good! We were creamed, and rightly so.
      • And Martin Skrtel's late headed goal was rightly ruled out for offside.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs

    Other Vocabulary

    Look-Alike Words
    1. en lightly
    2. en tightly
    3. en brightly
    4. en nightly
    5. en righty
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    Meaning of rightly for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "rightly" is an adverb.
    Difficultness: Level 2
    Easy     ➨     Difficult
    Definiteness: Level 1
    Definite    ➨     Versatile