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Adverb: just  júst
  1. And nothing more
    "just a scratch";
    - merely, simply, only, but
  2. Indicating exactness or preciseness
    "he was doing just what she had told him to do"; "it was just as he said--the jewel was gone"; "it has just enough salt";
    - precisely, exactly, properly
  3. Only a moment ago
    "he has just arrived"; "the sun just now came out";
    - just now
  4. (used for emphasis) absolutely
    "I just can't take it anymore"; "he was just grand as Romeo";
    - simply
  5. Only a very short time before
    - barely, hardly, scarcely, scarce
  6. Possibly (indicating a slight chance of something being true)
    "it might just happen"
  7. Exactly at this moment or the moment described
    "we've just finished painting the walls, so don't touch them"
  8. By a little
    "I only just caught the bus"; "he finished the marathon in just under 3 hours"; "the batter just missed being hit";
    - barely
Adjective: just (juster,justest)  júst
  1. Used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
    "a just and lasting peace"; "a kind and just man"; "a just reward"; "his just inheritance"
  2. Fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience
    "just treatment of all citizens";
    - equitable
  3. Free from favouritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules
    "a just referee";
    - fair
  4. Of moral excellence
    "a just cause";
    - good, upright

Derived forms: juster, justest

See also: antimonopoly, antitrust [N. Amer], clean, conscionable, equity, evenhanded, fair, fair-and-square, fair-minded, fairness, fitting, honest, honorable [US], honourable [Brit, Cdn], impartial, meet [archaic], reasonable, retributive, retributory, right, righteous, rightful, sensible, sporting, sportsmanlike, sporty, vindicatory

Antonym: unjust

Encyclopedia: Just, Melvin