Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Tending toward the political right.

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  • adj. Somewhat right (in any sense)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. tending toward the political right

Etymologies

right +‎ -ish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But in l'affaire Wulff, the rightish Welt and the leftish Süddeutsche Zeitung are suddenly in bed together, and the rest have piled in, whatever their ideological enmities.

    Big, Bad Wulff

  • Conservatives have disagreed with the President before, on issues like “No Child Left Behind”, domestic spending and the Harriet Miers nomination, but this deviation from rightish orthodoxy was treated as the Unforgivable Sin.

    Immigration

  • Or rightish, if it was never terribly accurate to begin with.£1bnThe security cost for the Olympics.

    Lucy Mangan's pick of the week: The story, the stat, the quote, the tweet

  • The country is as it is and the huge swings required for a Tory Government to replace Labour means presenting a centre ground set of policies getting only the 35% who'd vote for full-on rightish policies means losing for a 4th consecutive time; hoping Labour wins in order that things get so bad something politically catastrophic happens is merely cutting off your nose to spite your face!

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • When G.W. Bush was elected, those on the rightish side of things were quite happy to relax, knowing that their guy was going to do things well.

    Shan Wells: The Audacity of Impotence

  • If the position is as it appears to be then rightish and even moderate Conservatives must start reminding Cameron that they cannot betaken for granted and that without us he has nothing.

    Comment 1 ( Dale )

  • Then there are charges of treason from those who know that and see a problem with rightish columnists questioning the right.

    Kathleen Parker on the 'Glenn Beck Program'

  • The leader of the centre-rightish EPP also regretted that Mr. Barroso is not ambitious enough about expanding the reach of the EU, adding that he should explain to nation states and their taxpayers that their money is "better used by the 27 together than by each member state separately."

    Europe is Acting as Though it Wants to be Left Behind

  • They never draw from things that people on the right learn, and usually go out of their way to point out that things people on the right learn are incorrect, and even in the more rightish moments they try to ameliorate them with lefty platitudes.

    that CAPTAIN AMERICA thing

  • Brown has somehow managed to give the impression he was not here for the last ten years and that he is a moderate almost rightish politician.

    Forget Ealing , The Future is Bright

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