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English definition of “rightly”

rightly

adverb uk   /ˈraɪt.li/ us  

rightly adverb (MORALLY ACCEPTABLE)

B2 behaving in a way that is suitable and acceptable: They quite rightly complained to the manager.Virtue and moral goodSuitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good rightly or wrongly used to mean that something may or may not be morally correct, but it is a fact: Rightly or wrongly, she has been given the post of managing director.Suitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good

rightly adverb (CORRECTLY)

B2 in a correct or exact way: Many people rightly believe that the war is a sham.Accurate and exact
(Definition of rightly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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