Hypertext Webster Gateway: "rightness"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Rightness \Right"ness\, n. [AS. rihtnes.]
Straightness; as, the rightness of a line. --Bacon.

2. The quality or state of being right; right relation.

The craving for rightness with God. --J. C.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: according with conscience or morality [ant: {wrongness}]
2: appropriate conduct; doing the right thing [syn: {appropriateness}]
[ant: {inappropriateness}]
3: conformity to fact or truth [syn: {correctness}] [ant: {incorrectness},
4: conformity with some esthetic standard of correctness or
propriety; "it was performed with justness and beauty"
[syn: {justness}, {nicety}]

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