Definitions

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

  • n. The state or quality of being right.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The characteristic of being right; correctness.
  • n. The result or product of being right.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Straightness.
  • n. The quality or state of being right; right relation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being right.
  • n. Straightness; directness: as, the rightness of a line.
  • n. Conformity with the laws regulating conduct; uprightness; rectitude; righteousness.
  • n. Propriety; appropriateness; fittingness.
  • n. Correctness; truth: as, the rightness of a conjecture.
  • n. The state or attribute of being on the right hand; hence, in psychology, the sensation or perception of such a position or attribute.

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

  • n. according with conscience or morality
  • n. conformity to fact or truth
  • n. conformity with some esthetic standard of correctness or propriety
  • n. appropriate conduct; doing the right thing

Etymologies

From right +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

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