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English adjective: just

1. just used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting

SamplesA just and lasting peace.
A kind and just man.
A just reward.
His just inheritance.

Similarconscionable, fitting, meet, retributive, retributory, rightful, vindicatory

See alsofair, honorable, honourable, just, right, righteous


2. just fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience

SamplesEquitable treatment of all citizens.
An equitable distribution of gifts among the children.


Similarevenhanded, fair, honest

See alsofair, impartial, just, just

Antonymsinequitable, unjust

3. just free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules

SamplesA fair referee.
Fair deal.
On a fair footing.
A fair fight.
By fair means or foul.


Similarantimonopoly, antitrust, clean, fair-and-square, fair-minded, sporting, sportsmanlike, sporty

See alsoimpartial, just, reasonable, sensible

Attributeequity, fairness

Antonymsunfair, unjust

4. just of moral excellence

SamplesA genuinely good person.
A just cause.
An upright and respectable man.

Synonymsgood, upright



English adverb: just

1. just and nothing more

SamplesI was merely asking.
It is simply a matter of time.
Just a scratch.
He was only a child.
Hopes that last but a moment.

Synonymsbut, merely, only, simply

2. just indicating exactness or preciseness

SamplesHe 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.

Synonymsexactly, precisely

3. just only a moment ago

SamplesHe has just arrived.
The sun just now came out.

Synonymsjust now

4. just absolutely

SamplesI just can't take it anymore.
He was just grand as Romeo.
It's simply beautiful!.


Domain usageintensifier, intensive

5. just only a very short time before

SamplesThey 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.

Synonymsbarely, hardly, scarce, scarcely

6. just exactly at this moment or the moment described

SamplesWe've just finished painting the walls, so don't touch them.

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