HyperDic: just

English > 12 senses of the word just:
ADVERBalljust, merely, simply, only, butand nothing more
alljust, precisely, exactly, properlyindicating exactness or preciseness
alljust, just nowonly a moment ago
alljust, simplyabsolutely
alljust, barely, hardly, scarcely, scarceonly a very short time before
alljustpossibly (indicating a slight chance of something being true)
alljustexactly at this moment or the moment described
alljust, barelyby a little
ADJECTIVEalljustused especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
alljust, equitablefair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience
alljust, fairfree from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception
alljust, good, uprightof moral excellence
just > pronunciation
Soundsjhah'st; jhihst
Rhymesabolitionist ... zoologist: 193 rhymes with ahst...
abortionist ... Zionist: 245 rhymes with ihst...
English > just: 12 senses > adjective 1
MeaningUsed especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting.
Examples
  • "a just and lasting peace"- A.Lincoln
  • "a kind and just man"
  • "a just reward"
  • "his just inheritance"
Narrowerconscionableacceptable to your conscience
fitting, meetprecisely fitting and right
retributive, retributory, vindicatoryGiven or inflicted in requital / requital according to merits or deserts
rightfullegally valid
See alsoequitable, justFair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience
fair, justFree from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception
honorable, honourableworthy of being honored
rightIn conformance with justice or law or morality
righteousCharacterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice
Oppositeunjustviolating / violating principles of justice
Spanishhonrado, justo, recto
Catalanhonrat, just, recte
Nounsjustnessthe quality of being just or fair
Adverbsjustlyin accordance with moral or social standards
justlywith honesty
English > just: 12 senses > adjective 2
MeaningFair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience.
Synonymequitable
NarrowerevenhandedWithout partiality
honest, fairGained or earned without cheating or stealing
See alsofair, justFree from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception
impartialshowing lack of favoritism
justUsed especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
Oppositeinequitable, unjustnot equitable or fair
Spanishequitativo
Catalanjust
Nounsjustnessthe quality of being just or fair
English > just: 12 senses > adjective 3
MeaningFree from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules.
Synonymfair
Attribute offairness, equityconformity with rules or standards
Narrowerantimonopoly, antitrustOf laws and regulations
clean, sporting, sporty, sportsmanlikeExhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
fair-and-squareJust and honest
fair-mindedOf a person
See alsoequitable, justFair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience
impartialshowing lack of favoritism
justUsed especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
reasonable, sensibleshowing reason or sound judgment
Oppositeunfair, unjustnot fair
Spanishhonrado, justo, recto
Catalanhonrat, just, recte
Nounsjustnessthe quality of being just or fair
English > just: 12 senses > adjective 4
MeaningOf moral excellence.
Example "a just cause"
Synonymsgood, upright
BroaderrighteousCharacterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice
Spanishhonrado, justo, recto
Catalanhonrat, just, recte
Nounsjustnessconformity with some esthetic standard of correctness or propriety
English > just: 12 senses > adverb 1
MeaningAnd nothing more.
Example "just a scratch"
Synonymsmerely, simply, only, but
Spanishapenas, meramente, simplemente, solamente, solo, sólo, únicamente
Catalanmerament, simplement
English > just: 12 senses > adverb 2
MeaningIndicating exactness or preciseness.
Examples
  • "it was just as he said--the jewel was gone"
  • "it has just enough salt"
Synonymsprecisely, exactly, properly
Spanishexactamente, precisamente
Catalanjust
English > just: 12 senses > adverb 3
MeaningOnly a moment ago.
Examples
  • "he has just arrived"
  • "the sun just now came out"
Synonymjust now
Catalanara mateix
English > just: 12 senses > adverb 4
Meaningabsolutely.
Examples
  • "I just can't take it anymore"
  • "he was just grand as Romeo"
Synonymsimply
Usage ofintensifier, intensiveA modifier that has little meaning / meaning except to intensify the meaning / meaning it modifies
Spanishsimplemente
Catalanjust
English > just: 12 senses > adverb 5
MeaningOnly a very short time before.
Example "just missed being hit"
Synonymsbarely, hardly, scarcely, scarce
Spanishapenas
English > just: 12 senses > adverb 6
MeaningPossibly (indicating a slight chance of something being true).
Example"it might just happen"
English > just: 12 senses > adverb 7
MeaningExactly at this moment or the moment described.
Example"we've just finished painting the walls, so don't touch them"
English > just: 12 senses > adverb 8
MeaningBy a little.
Examples
  • "I only just caught the bus"
  • "he finished the marathon in just under 3 hours"
  • "the batter just missed being hit"
Synonymbarely

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