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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
  3. Only a moment ago
    "he has just arrived"; "the sun just now came out";
    - just now
  4. (intensifier) very; absolutely; completely
    "I just can't take it anymore"; "he was just grand as Romeo";
    - simply
  5. Only a very short time before
    "just missed being hit";
    - barely, hardly, scarcely, scarce
  6. Exactly at this moment or the moment described
    "we've just finished painting the walls, so don't touch them"
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: justest, juster

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, reasonable, retributive, retributory, right, righteous, rightful, sensible, sporting, sportsmanlike, sporty, vindicatory

Antonym: unjust

Encyclopedia: Just, Melvin