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just



I - adjective
1. used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting (Freq. 4)
- "a just and lasting peace"- A.Lincoln
- a kind and just man
- a just reward
- his just inheritance
Ant:
unjust
Similar to:
conscionable, fitting, meet, retributive, retributory,
vindicatory, rightful
See Also:
fair, honorable, honourable, right, righteous
Derivationally related forms:
justness
2. of moral excellence
- a genuinely good person
- a just cause
- an upright and respectable man
Syn:
good, upright
Similar to:
righteous
Derivationally related forms:
uprightness (for: upright), justness, goodness (for: good)
3. 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
Syn:
fair
Ant:
unfair (for: fair)
Similar to:
antimonopoly, antitrust, clean, sporting, sporty,
sportsmanlike, fair-minded, fair-and-square
See Also:
impartial, reasonable, sensible
Derivationally related forms:
justness, fairness (for: fair)
Attrubites:
fairness, equity
4. fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience
- equitable treatment of all citizens
- an equitable distribution of gifts among the children
Syn:
equitable
Ant:
inequitable (for: equitable)
Similar to:
honest, fair, evenhanded
See Also:
fair, impartial
Derivationally related forms:
justness

II - adverb
1. and nothing more (Freq. 162)
- 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
Syn:
merely, simply, only, but
Derived from adjective:
simple (for: simply), mere (for: merely)
2. indicating exactness or preciseness (Freq. 95)
- 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
Syn:
precisely, exactly
Derived from adjective:
exact (for: exactly), precise (for: precisely)
3. only a moment ago (Freq. 52)
- he has just arrived
- the sun just now came out
Syn:
just now
4. absolutely (Freq. 33)
- I just can't take it anymore
- he was just grand as Romeo
- it's simply beautiful!
Syn:
simply
Usage Domain:
intensifier, intensive
5. only a very short time before (Freq. 13)
- 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"- W.B.Yeats
Syn:
barely, hardly, scarcely, scarce
6. exactly at this moment or the moment described
- we've just finished painting the walls, so don't touch them

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