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English definition of “all right”

all right

adjective, adverb [not gradable] (not standard alright)  /ˌɔl ˈrɑɪt/ us  

all right adjective, adverb [not gradable] (SATISFACTORY)

(in a way that is) satisfactory or acceptable: The movie was all right – not great, though. Are you managing all right in your new job?

all right adjective, adverb [not gradable] (SAFE)

safe, well, or not harmed: She was really sick for a while but she’s all right now.

all right

adverb [not gradable] (not standard alright)  /ˌɔl ˈrɑɪt/ infml us  

all right adverb [not gradable] (CERTAINLY)

certainly or without any doubt: "Are you sure he was the guy you saw?” “Oh, he was the guy all right."

all right

exclamation (not standard alright)  /ˌɔl ˈrɑɪt/ infml us  

all right exclamation (VERY GOOD)

used to express praise or happiness over what has been said or done: "Did you hear I won that writing contest?" "All right!"

all right exclamation (AGREED)

used to show that something is agreed, understood, or acceptable: I’d rather not go to Jane’s party if that’s all right with you.
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