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Definition 1: used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where just or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a just and lasting peace
  • a kind and just man
  • a just reward
  • his just inheritance

(just is similar to ...) acceptable to your conscience

(just is similar to ...) being precisely fitting and right

"it is only meet that she should be seated first"

(just is similar to ...) given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts

"retributive justice"

(just is similar to ...) legally valid

"a rightful inheritance"

(means also ...) free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules

"a fair referee" "fair deal" "on a fair footing" "a fair fight" "by fair means or foul"

(means also ...) worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect

"an honorable man" "led an honorable life" "honorable service to his country"

(means also ...) in conformance with justice or law or morality

"do the right thing and confess"

(means also ...) characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice

"the...prayer of a righteous man availeth much"

Definition 2: fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where just or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • equitable treatment of all citizens
  • an equitable distribution of gifts among the children

Synonyms for just in the sense of this definition

(just is similar to ...) gained or earned without cheating or stealing

"an honest wage" "an fair penny"

(just is similar to ...) without partiality

"evenhanded justice"

(means also ...) free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules

"a fair referee" "fair deal" "on a fair footing" "a fair fight" "by fair means or foul"

(means also ...) used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting

"a just and lasting peace" "a kind and just man" "a just reward" "his just inheritance"

(means also ...) showing lack of favoritism

"the cold neutrality of an impartial judge"

Definition 3: free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where just or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fair referee
  • fair deal
  • on a fair footing
  • a fair fight
  • by fair means or foul

Synonyms for just in the sense of this definition

(just is similar to ...) of laws and regulations; designed to protect trade and commerce from unfair business practices

(just is similar to ...) exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play

"a clean fight" "a sporting solution of the disagreement" "sportsmanlike conduct"

(just is similar to ...) of a person; just and impartial; not prejudiced

(just is similar to ...) just and honest

(means also ...) used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting

"a just and lasting peace" "a kind and just man" "a just reward" "his just inheritance"

(means also ...) showing lack of favoritism

"the cold neutrality of an impartial judge"

(means also ...) showing reason or sound judgment

"a sensible choice" "a sensible person"

(... are attributes of just) conformity with rules or standards

"the judge recognized the fairness of my claim"

Definition 4: and nothing more - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where just or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for just in the sense of this definition

Definition 5: only a moment ago - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where just or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has just arrived
  • the sun just now came out

Synonyms for just in the sense of this definition

Definition 6: (used for emphasis) absolutely - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where just or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I just can't take it anymore
  • he was just grand as Romeo
  • it's simply beautiful!

Synonyms for just in the sense of this definition

(just is used in the usage domain ...) a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies

"`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier" "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"

Definition 7: only a very short time before - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where just or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we hardly knew them
  • had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open
  • would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave

Synonyms for just in the sense of this definition

Definition 8: indicating exactness or preciseness - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where just or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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
  • Properly speaking, all true work is religion.

Synonyms for just in the sense of this definition

Definition 9: exactly at this moment or the moment described - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where just or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we've just finished painting the walls, so don't touch them

Definition 10: possibly (indicating a slight chance of something being true) - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where just or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it might just happen

Definition 11: by a little - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where just or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I only just caught the bus
  • he finished the marathon in just under 3 hours
  • it was barely 5 a.m.
  • the network has barely 5 percent of viewers
  • the batter just missed being hit

Synonyms for just in the sense of this definition

Definition 12: of moral excellence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where just or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a genuinely good person
  • a just cause
  • an upright and respectable man

Synonyms for just in the sense of this definition

(just is similar to ...) characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice

"the...prayer of a righteous man availeth much"

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