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adv. Nonstandard
All right. See Usage Note at all right.


adv, sentence substitute, adj
a variant spelling of all right
Usage: The form alright, though very common, is still considered by many people to be wrong or less acceptable than all right

all` right′

1. yes; very well: All right, I'll go with you.
2. (used as an interrogative) do you agree?: We'll meet tomorrow, all right?
3. satisfactorily; acceptably: Her work is coming along all right.
4. without fail; certainly: You'll hear about this, all right!
5. safe; sound: Are you all right?
6. acceptable; passable: His performance was all right.
7. reliable; good: That fellow is all right.
usage: See alright.


very good; excellent: an all-right guy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.alright - nonstandard usage
satisfactory - giving satisfaction; "satisfactory living conditions"; "his grades were satisfactory"
Adv.1.alright - without doubt (used to reinforce an assertion); "it's expensive all right"
2.alright - an expression of agreement normally occurring at the beginning of a sentence
3.alright - in a satisfactory or adequate manneralright - in a satisfactory or adequate manner; "she'll do okay on her own"; "held up all right under pressure"; (`alright' is a nonstandard variant of `all right')
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech


see all right
Usage: The single-word form alright is still considered by many people to be wrong or less acceptable than all right. This is borne out by the data in the Bank of English, which suggests that the two-word form is about twenty times commoner than the alternative spelling.
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The situation at the moment seems to be alright - alright with the problems we have," said Domenicali.
He indicated that the travelers made this journey to unmask the fabrications of the misleading media campaign, stressing that they witnessed security and safety in all Syria, which is and will remain alright.
Saptapadi was pushed out to 7-1 by a few firms for the pounds 210,000 race, but Ellison said on Racing UK: "The fancied horses are near Saptapadi, Tactician will go forward and it's [the draw] alright.
When Egypt is alright, the whole Arab nation will be alright since what is going there will have a positive impact on the rest of the Arab world," he added during the rally.
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