- Feeling fine but not great is an example of being alright.
- Agreeing to something is a situation where you might say alright.
Alright is defined as a shortened form of the phrase “all right” and it means okay or satisfactory.
disputed sp. of all right
All right. See Usage Note at all right.
- (informal) Alternative form of all right. Satisfactory; okay; in acceptable order, but not necessarily completely right. Used to distinguish from "all right", which would mean "all correct".
- Some distinguish between "alright" and "all right" by using "alright" to mean "fine, good, okay" and "all right" to mean "all correct". Alternatively (in addition to the previous), "Alright" may be used as a interjection à la "OK", whilst "all right" used in the sense of "unharmed, healthy".
- The Oxford English Dictionary notes that, while analogous forms exist in words such as "already," "altogether," and "always," "the contracted form is strongly criticized in the vast majority of usage guides, but without cogent reasons."
- The contracted term is considered nonstandard by Garner's Modern American Usage and American Heritage Dictionary. Other dictionaries consider it incorrect or less correct than all right.