rightfully Definition

  • 1in a way that conforms to justice or law
  • 2in a way that is morally correct or fair

Using rightfully: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "rightfully" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The land was rightfully returned to its original owners.

  • Example

    She was rightfully angry about the situation.

  • Example

    He was rightfully accused of stealing the money.

rightfully Synonyms and Antonyms

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Summary: rightfully in Brief

The adverb 'rightfully' [ˈraɪtfəli] describes actions or situations that are in accordance with justice, law, or morality. It is often used to indicate that something is deserved or earned, as in 'The land was rightfully returned to its original owners.' 'Rightfully' is a synonym for 'justly' and 'legitimately,' and an antonym for 'unjustly' and 'illegitimately.'