Definition of JUST

Adjective : JUST

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience; "equitable treatment of all citizens"; "an equitable distribution of gifts among the children" ;

  • 3. (

    ) free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules; "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul" ;

  • 4. (

    ) of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man" ;

Adverb : JUST

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) only a moment ago; "he has just arrived"; "the sun just now came out" ;

  • 4. (

    ) (used for emphasis) absolutely; "I just can't take it anymore"; "he was just grand as Romeo"; "it's simply beautiful!" ;

  • 5. (

    ) only a very short time before; "we hardly knew them"; "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. (

    ) 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"; "it was barely 5 a.m."; "the network has barely 5 percent of viewers"; "the batter just missed being hit" ;

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