English adjective: just
|1.||just used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting|
|Samples||A just and lasting peace.|
A kind and just man.
A just reward.
His just inheritance.
|Similar||conscionable, fitting, meet, retributive, retributory, rightful, vindicatory|
|See also||fair, honorable, honourable, just, right, righteous|
|2.||just fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience|
|Samples||Equitable treatment of all citizens.|
An equitable distribution of gifts among the children.
|Similar||evenhanded, fair, honest|
|See also||fair, impartial, just, just|
|3.||just free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules|
|Samples||A fair referee.|
On a fair footing.
A fair fight.
By fair means or foul.
|Similar||antimonopoly, antitrust, clean, fair-and-square, fair-minded, sporting, sportsmanlike, sporty|
|See also||impartial, just, reasonable, sensible|
|4.||just of moral excellence|
|Samples||A genuinely good person.|
A just cause.
An upright and respectable man.
English adverb: just
|1.||just and nothing more|
|Samples||I was merely asking.|
It is simply a matter of time.
Just a scratch.
He was only a child.
Hopes that last but a moment.
|Synonyms||but, merely, only, simply|
|2.||just indicating exactness or preciseness|
|Samples||He was doing precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to do.|
It was just as he said--the jewel was gone.
It has just enough salt.
|3.||just only a moment ago|
|Samples||He has just arrived.|
The sun just now came out.
|Samples||I just can't take it anymore.|
He was just grand as Romeo.
It's simply beautiful!.
|Domain usage||intensifier, intensive|
|5.||just only a very short time before|
|Samples||They could barely hear the speaker.|
We hardly knew them.
Just missed being hit.
Had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open.
Would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave.
|Synonyms||barely, hardly, scarce, scarcely|
|6.||just exactly at this moment or the moment described|
|Samples||We've just finished painting the walls, so don't touch them.|