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Synonyms for rightful
ˈraɪt fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rightful(a)(adj)

    legally valid

    "a rightful inheritance"

    Antonyms:
    unjust, illegitimate

  2. true(a), lawful, rightful(a)(adj)

    having a legally established claim

    "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king"

    Antonyms:
    unjust, illegitimate

Wiktionary

  1. rightful(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    wrongful

  2. rightful(adjective)

    Who shall pull this sword from the stone is rightful king of England.

    Antonyms:
    wrongful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rightful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    legitimate, true

  2. rightful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    just, equitable, fair, lawful, suitable, proper, right, reasonable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    legitimate, lawful, full-cost, justified

How to pronounce rightful?

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How to use rightful in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Jefferson:

    Bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    Her strong example inspired countless young women to know their power, and seek their rightful place at the head of the decision-making table, her tireless leadership was invaluable to passing legislation to expand access to affordable, high-quality health care and to help young people climb the ladders of opportunity with a good education.

  3. Zainol Mohd Isa:

    As a responsible airport operator, Malaysia Airports undertakes to verify all claims of aircraft ownership with the relevant authorities. Thus far, we have not been able to do so to our satisfaction, as such, we urge the rightful owner to furnish us with the required information for verification purposes.

  4. Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov:

    Turkey is the main consumer of the oil stolen from its rightful owners, Syria and Iraq. According to information we've received, the senior political leadership of the country - President Erdogan and his family - are involved in this criminal business, maybe I'm being too blunt, but one can only entrust control over this thieving business to one's closest associates.

  5. Preet Bharara:

    Each of these fossils represents a culturally and scientifically important artifact looted from its rightful owner.


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