rightful etymology

English word rightful comes from English right, English -ful

Detailed word origin of rightful

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
right English (eng) (British, US, dialect) Very, extremely, quite.. (dated, still used in some titles) To a great extent or degree.. According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really.. Exactly, precisely.. Immediately, directly.. In a correct manner.. On the right side.. Towards the right side. I agree with whatever you say; I have no opinion.. Signpost word to change the subject in a discussion or [...]
-ful English (eng) Used to form adjectives from nouns. Full of, tending to, or thoroughly possessing the quality expressed by the noun.. Used to form nouns from nouns meaning “as much as can be held by what is denoted by the noun”. Used to form nouns indicating a great deal of the quantity expressed by the noun.
rightful English (eng) By right, by law.

Words with the same origin as rightful

Descendants of right
Descendants of -ful
colorful delightful disgraceful doubtful graceful grateful hateful helpful hopeful hurtful joyful meaningful merciful painful peaceful resourceful respectful stressful successful suspenseful thankful truthful useful youthful