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nonstandard for all right; often used in informal writing: I’m alright, thank you.
Not to be confused with:
all right – satisfactory; safe and sound: I’m feeling all right now.; expressing consent or assent: It is all right to leave the table.
all-right – acceptable: He’s an all-right kind of guy.


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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