Definitions for just

Definitions for (adj) just

Main entry: just, fair

Definition: free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules

Usage: a fair referee; fair deal; on a fair footing; a fair fight; by fair means or foul

Main entry: just, equitable

Definition: fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience

Usage: equitable treatment of all citizens; an equitable distribution of gifts among the children

Main entry: just

Definition: used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting

Usage: a just and lasting peace- A.Lincoln; a kind and just man; a just reward; his just inheritance

Main entry: just, upright, good

Definition: of moral excellence

Usage: a genuinely good person; a just cause; an upright and respectable man

Definitions for (adv) just

Main entry: hardly, just, barely, scarce, scarcely

Definition: only a very short time before

Usage: 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

Main entry: just

Definition: exactly at this moment or the moment described

Usage: we've just finished painting the walls, so don't touch them;

Main entry: just, merely, only, but, simply

Definition: and nothing more

Usage: 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

Main entry: just, just now

Definition: only a moment ago

Usage: he has just arrived; the sun just now came out

Main entry: exactly, just, precisely

Definition: indicating exactness or preciseness

Usage: 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

Main entry: just, simply

Definition: absolutely

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

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