Used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting (synset 301372590)
"a just and lasting peace"; "a kind and just man"; "a just reward"; "his just inheritance"also:
- fair, just - free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules
- honorable, honourable - worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect
- right - in conformance with justice or law or morality
- righteous - characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice
Fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience (synset 300961341)
"equitable treatment of all citizens"; "an equitable distribution of gifts among the children"also:similar:synonym: equitable
Free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception;
Conforming with established standards or rules (synset 300959321)"a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul"also:similar:
- antimonopoly, antitrust - of laws and regulations; designed to protect trade and commerce from unfair business practices
- clean, sporting, sportsmanlike, sporty - exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
- fair-minded - of a person; just and impartial; not prejudiced
- fair-and-square - just and honest
Of moral excellence (synset 302044341)
"a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man"similar: righteous - characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice
And nothing more (synset 400005103)
"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"
Indicating exactness or preciseness (synset 400159432)
"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"; "Properly speaking, all true work is religion."
Only a moment ago (synset 400033695)
"he has just arrived"; "the sun just now came out"synonym: just now
(used for emphasis) absolutely (synset 400247755)
"I just can't take it anymore"; "he was just grand as Romeo"; "it's simply beautiful!"domain usage: intensifier, intensive - a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifiessynonym: simply
Only a very short time before (synset 400002669)
"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"
Possibly (indicating a slight chance of something being true) (synset 400301750)
"it might just happen"
Exactly at this moment or the moment described (synset 400003175)
"we've just finished painting the walls, so don't touch them"
By a little (synset 400002935)
"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"synonym: barely
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