Meaning of JUST in English

JUST

I. adjective

1.

Synonyms: well-founded , cogent, good, justified, well-grounded

2.

Synonyms: true 3, faithful, right, strict, undistorted, veracious, veridical

3.

being what is called for by circumstances or accepted standards

punishments once considered fair and just are now held to be cruel, excessive, and unreasonable

Synonyms: appropriate, condign, deserved, due, merited, requisite, rhadamanthine, right, rightful, suitable; compare fit 1

Related Word: fit, fitting, meet, proper

Contrasted words: farfetched, irrelevant, remote, unconnected; improper, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate; abusive, cruel, harsh

Antonyms: unjust

4.

Synonyms: upright 2, conscientious, honest, honorable, right, scrupulous, true

Related Word: rigid, strict; dependable, reliable, tried, trustworthy

5.

Synonyms: fair 4, dispassionate, equal, equitable, impartial, nondiscriminatory, objective, unbiased, uncolored, unprejudiced

Related Word: aloof; condign, due, rightful

Antonyms: unjust

6.

Synonyms: fit 1, appropriate, apt, befitting, felicitous, fitting, happy, meet, proper, suitable

II. adverb

1.

as stated or indicated without deviation

just six inches long

Synonyms: accurately, bang, exactly, precisely, right, sharp, ||smack-dab, spang, square, squarely

Related Word: definitely, directly, expressly, unmistakably

Contrasted words: almost, nearly; approximately, imprecisely, inaccurately, inexactly, loosely

2.

by a very small margin

just enough food for one meal

Synonyms: barely, hardly, scarce, scarcely

Related Word: almost, approximately, nearly

Contrasted words: copiously, fully, generously, lavishly, unstintedly, unstintingly

3.

no more than

just a note to remind you

Synonyms: but, merely, only, simply

Idioms: nothing but

4.

Synonyms: all 1, all in all, altogether, completely, exactly, in toto, quite, totally, utterly, wholly

5.

Synonyms: even 1, as well, exactly, expressly, precisely

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