A superlative form of right


Is it possible to derive a superlative form of right (meaning the opposite of left) - the rightest?

Max Black

Posted 2017-05-04T06:54:40.057

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Rightmost would fit here.

Incidentally, leftmost for left.

Not quite one word, but you could use 'farthest to the right' or 'farthest to the left' as the case may be.


When you use 'Right' as in correct, the superlative form becomes 'Most right'. English, right?!


Posted 2017-05-04T06:54:40.057

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10the rightmost answer is the most right in this case. – MD-Tech – 2017-05-04T09:42:54.240

9Another fun fact, in very many languages, the word for "right" as the direction is also the word for "correctness" or "law" - and the word for left is usually the same as "wrong" or "opposite" or "strange". Hard to be a lefty. – Stian Yttervik – 2017-05-04T10:17:50.483

19@StianYttervik Something sinister is going on there – Sabre – 2017-05-04T13:21:07.020

13@Sabre - Don't be gauche. – stangdon – 2017-05-04T14:03:46.240

5This was a most dexterous answer! Quite adroit! – Rob K – 2017-05-04T20:08:26.943

1Technically correct. – candied_orange – 2017-05-04T20:23:53.000

4This seems to be the correctmost answer. – Kyle Strand – 2017-05-04T22:17:09.127