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    just - Dictionary definition and meaning for word just

    Definition
    (adj) used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
    Example Sentence
    • a just and lasting peace
    • a kind and just man
    • a just reward
    • his just inheritance
    Definition
    (adj) fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience
    Synonyms : equitable
    Example Sentence
    • equitable treatment of all citizens
    • an equitable distribution of gifts among the children
    Definition
    (adj) free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules
    Synonyms : fair
    Example Sentence
    • a fair referee
    • fair deal
    • on a fair footing
    • a fair fight
    • by fair means or foul
    Definition
    (adj) of moral excellence
    Synonyms : good , upright
    Example Sentence
    • a genuinely good person
    • a just cause
    • an upright and respectable man
    Definition
    (adv) and nothing more
    Synonyms : but , merely , only , simply
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adv) indicating exactness or preciseness
    Synonyms : exactly , precisely
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adv) only a moment ago
    Synonyms : just now
    Example Sentence
    • he has just arrived
    • the sun just now came out
    Definition
    (adv) absolutely
    Synonyms : simply
    Example Sentence
    • I just can't take it anymore
    • he was just grand as Romeo
    • it's simply beautiful!
    Definition
    (adv) only a very short time before
    Synonyms : barely , hardly , scarce , scarcely
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adv) exactly at this moment or the moment described
    Example Sentence
    • we've just finished painting the walls, so don't touch them
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