ETYM Latin accuratus, p. p. and a., from accurare to take care of; ad + curare to take care, cura care. Related to Cure.
1. Conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy.
2. Exact in performance or amount; strictly correct; SYN. exact, precise.
ETYM Latin exactus precise, accurate, p. p. of exigere to drive out, to demand, enforce, finish, determine, measure; ex out + agere to drive; cf. French exact. Related to Agent, Act.
Marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact.
Oppressive or unreasonably severe in making demands or requiring the exact fulfillment of obligations; harsh; severe.
ETYM French juste, Latin justus, from jus right, law, justice; orig., that which is fitting; akin to Skr. yu to join. Related to Injury, Judge, Jury, Giusto.
Used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting.
1. Of, relating to, or being a pedant
2. Narrowly, stodgily, and often ostentatiously learned
3. Unimaginative, pedestrian
ETYM Latin praecisus cut off, brief, concise, p. p. of praecidere to cut off in front, to cut off; prae before + caedere to cut: cf. French précis. Related to Concise.
Sharply exact or accurate or delimited.
ETYM Old Eng. right, riht, as. riht.
(Homonym: rite, wright, write).
1. Being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north; on the right when facing downstream.
2. Pertaining to the right hand (as opposed to left); .
3. Intended for the right hand; SYN. right-hand.
4. Correct in opinion or judgment; SYN. correct.
5. In conformance with justice or law or morality.
6. In or into a satisfactory condition.
7. Of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face outward.
8. Of or belonging to the political or intellectual right.
9. (Geometry) Having the axis perpendicular to the base.
1. Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice
2. Tense; not relaxed
3. Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous.
4. Rigidly interpreted; exactly limited; restricted
1. Strictly correctly
2. With few mistakes
In a correct manner; SYN. right, aright.
In an exact manner; precisely according to a rule, standard, or fact; accurately; strictly; correctly; nicely.
ETYM From Minute.
In minute detail; SYN. circumstantially.
1. In a precise manner; SYN. incisively, exactly.
2. Indicating exactness or preciseness; SYN. exactly, just.
3. Just as it should be; SYN. exactly, on the nose, on the dot, on the button.
In the right manner; SYN. decently, decent, in good order, right, the right way.
1. (Informal) Exactly; SYN. flop.
2. An interjection expressing agreement; SYN. right on.
5. Precisely, exactly
6. Toward or on the right; also figuratively