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rightly

adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈrɑɪt·li/

rightly adverb [not gradable] (WISELY)

with good judgment: You did have the opportunity, and rightly or wrongly, you didn’t follow up on it.

rightly adverb [not gradable] (MORALLY)

in a way that is considered to be morally good or acceptable or fair: She rightly protested against the idea that women can’t succeed in politics.

rightly adverb [not gradable] (WITHOUT DOUBT)

with freedom from doubt: I think these people don’t rightly know what they’re doing.
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