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 just just

adj

  • ( ) used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting  ( just )
    used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
     a just and lasting peace
    a just and lasting peace
     a kind and just man
    a kind and just man
     a just reward
    a just reward
     his just inheritance
    his just inheritance
  • free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules  ( fair, just )
    free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules
     a fair referee
    a fair referee
     fair deal
    fair deal
     on a fair footing
    on a fair footing
     a fair fight
    a fair fight
     by fair means or foul
    by fair means or foul
  • fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience  ( equitable, just )
    fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience
     equitable treatment of all citizens
    equitable treatment of all citizens
     an equitable distribution of gifts among the children
    an equitable distribution of gifts among the children
  • adv

  • ( ) and nothing more  ( but, just, merely, only, simply )
    and nothing more
     I was merely asking
    I was merely asking
     it is simply a matter of time
    it is simply a matter of time
     just a scratch
    just a scratch
     he was only a child
    he was only a child
     hopes that last but a moment
    hopes that last but a moment
  • ( ) indicating exactness or preciseness  ( exactly, just, precisely, properly )
    indicating exactness or preciseness
     he was doing precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to do
    he was doing precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to do
     it was just as he said--the jewel was gone
    it was just as he said--the jewel was gone
     it has just enough salt
    it has just enough salt
     Properly speaking, all true work is religion.
    Properly speaking, all true work is religion.
  • ( ) only a moment ago  ( just, just now )
    only a moment ago
     he has just arrived
    he has just arrived
     the sun just now came out
    the sun just now came out
  • ( ) (used for emphasis) absolutely  ( just, simply )
    (used for emphasis) absolutely
     I just can't take it anymore
    I just can't take it anymore
     he was just grand as Romeo
    he was just grand as Romeo
     it's simply beautiful!
    it's simply beautiful!
  • ( ) only a very short time before  ( barely, hardly, just, scarce, scarcely )
    only a very short time before
     we hardly knew them
    we hardly knew them
     had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open
    had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open
     would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave
    would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave
  • by a little  ( barely, just )
    by a little
     I only just caught the bus
    I only just caught the bus
     he finished the marathon in just under 3 hours
    he finished the marathon in just under 3 hours
     it was barely 5 a.m.
    it was barely 5 a.m.
     the network has barely 5 percent of viewers
    the network has barely 5 percent of viewers
     the batter just missed being hit
    the batter just missed being hit
  • exactly at this moment or the moment described  ( just )
    exactly at this moment or the moment described
     we've just finished painting the walls, so don't touch them
    we've just finished painting the walls, so don't touch them
  • possibly (indicating a slight chance of something being true)  ( just )
    possibly (indicating a slight chance of something being true)
     it might just happen
    it might just happen
  • adj

  • of moral excellence  ( good, just, upright )
    of moral excellence
     a genuinely good person
    a genuinely good person
     a just cause
    a just cause
     an upright and respectable man
    an upright and respectable man


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