rightly


rightly

adverb

  1. in accordance with truth or fact; correctly: to see rightly; to understand rightly.
  2. in accordance with morality or equity; uprightly.
  3. properly, fitly, or suitably: to be rightly dressed.
  4. Informal. with certainty; positively: I can’t rightly say.

adverb

  1. in accordance with the facts; correctly
  2. in accordance with principles of justice or morality
  3. with good reason; justifiablyhe was rightly annoyed with her
  4. properly or suitably; appropriatelyrightly dressed for a wedding
  5. (used with a negative) informal with certainty; positively or precisely (usually in the phrases I don’t rightly know, I can’t rightly say)
adv.

Old English rihtlice “justly, virtuously; properly, regularly, correctly;” see right (adj.1) + -ly (2).

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