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  Definition of just
  1. free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; or conforming with established standards or rules; "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul"
  2. implying justice dictated by reason, conscience, and a natural sense of what is fair to all; "equitable treatment of all citizens"; "an equitable distribution of gifts among the children"
  3. used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting; "a just and lasting peace"- A.Lincoln; "a kind and just man"; "a just reward"; "his just inheritance"
  4. of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man"; "the life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous"- Frederick Douglass
  5. by a small margin; "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"- W.B.Yeats
  6. and nothing more; "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"
  7. only a moment ago; "he has just arrived"; "the sun just now came out"
  8. indicating exactness or preciseness; "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"
  9. absolutely; "I just can''t take it anymore"; "he was just grand as Romeo"; "it''s simply beautiful!"
Similar Words: fair, equitable, good, upright, virtuous, barely, hardly, scarcely, scarce, merely, simply, only, but, just now, precisely, exactly

 

See Also: impartial, fair, reasonable, sensible, honorable, honourable, right, righteous

 

Pertainyms: bare(a), mere(a), simple(a), exact, precise

 

Attributes: fairness, equity

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: net and rechtvaardig and slechts   Finnish: juuri and oikeudenmukainen and vain  
French: juste and venir de   German: einfach and gerade  
Greek: δίκαιος and μόλις and μόνο   Ido: yusta  
Japanese:   Latvian: taisnīgs and tikai and tikko  
Portuguese: justo and recentemente and   Romanian: doar and justă and tocmai  
Serbian: samo and tek   Slovene: pravičen and ravnokar and samo  
Spanish: acabar de and justo   Swedish: bara and just and rättvis  
 
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