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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a. correctamente
I don't rightly know why…no sé muy bien por qué…
rightly or wronglypara bien o para mal
…and rightly so…y con razón
he was rightly angryse enfadó, enojó y con razón
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rightly [ˈraɪtlɪ]
1 (correctly) [+fear, suspect] con razón; [+assume] sin equivocarse; [+act, behave] correctamente; bien
they rightly feared that she had caught tuberculosis se temían, y con razón, que había cogido tuberculosis
the credit for this achievement rightly belongs to her el mérito por este logro le pertenece a ella con todas las de la ley or en justicia le pertenece a ella
when rightly used, money can achieve great things he rightly assumed that ... as he rightly [believed] he rightly believed that Dixon was responsible
as she rightly points out, more research is needed como muy bien ella señala, hace falta una mayor investigación
he rightly points out that these problems are connected señala con acierto or con razón que estos problemas están relacionados
quite rightly con toda la razón
if I remember rightly si mal no recuerdo; si no me falla la memoria
as he (so) rightly said ... como bien dijo él ...
The distressed pedestrian blamed himself and, quite rightly, took no action against the driver of the vehicle. People are worried about their jobs. Quite rightly, because the East German economy is a mess. Many parents quite rightly complained at once to their local MP. As the judge rightly said, Dixon's were not merely crimes of theft but also of violence. to [act] rightly
2 (justifiably) con (toda la) razón
they are rightly regarded as the best in the world se les considera, con (toda la) razón, los mejores del mundo
and rightly so y con (toda la) razón
His first novel was well received, and rightly so. Some may feel, and rightly so, that the problem is more complex than this.
her colleagues were rightly upset by her dismissal sus colegas estaban disgustados por su dimisión y con razón; sus colegas estaban, con toda justificación, disgustados por su dimisión
rightly or wrongly con razón o sin ella; justa o injustamente
I decided rightly or wrongly that Birmingham was the best place to work... Rightly or wrongly, I resented his wish to be involved the negotiations. he was rightly dismissed
3 (really)
I don't rightly know no sé exactamente
I can't rightly say no lo puedo decir con seguridad
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