Definitions of just

  1. 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
  2. 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. 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"
  4. 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"
  5. 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
  6. only a moment ago; " he has just arrived"; " the sun just now came out"
  7. ( intensifier) absolutely; " I just can't take it anymore"; " he was just grand as Romeo"; " it's simply beautiful!"
  8. 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"
  9. 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"
  10. absolutely; " I just can't take it anymore"; " he was just grand as Romeo"; " it's simply beautiful!"
  11. Not transgressing the requirement of truth and propriety; conformed to the truth of things, to reason, or to a proper standard; exact; normal; reasonable; regular; due; as, a just statement; a just inference.
  12. Rendering or disposed to render to each one his due; equitable; fair; impartial; as, just judge.
  13. Closely; nearly; almost.
  14. Barely; merely; scarcely; only; by a very small space or time; as, he just missed the train; just too late.
  15. To joust.
  16. A joust.
  17. Conforming or conformable to rectitude or justice; not doing wrong to any; violating no right or obligation; upright; righteous; honest; true; - said both of persons and things.
  18. Precisely; exactly; - in place, time, or degree; neither more nor less than is stated.
  19. According to divine or human laws; upright; giving to every man his due; faithful; exact; regular; fair.
  20. Exactly; barely; nearly; almost; perfectly.
  21. Justly.
  22. Justness.
  23. To tilt with lances on horseback.
  24. A tournament. Also, joust.
  25. A tilt. Same as JOUST.
  26. Lawful: upright: exact: regular: true: righteous.
  27. Accurately: barely.
  28. Closely; exactly; barely.
  29. Upright; righteous; true.
  30. To engage in a tilt or tournament.
  31. A tilting - match between mounted knights.
  32. Righteous; honest; equitable.
  33. Exactly; precisely.
  34. But now; this moment.
  35. Barely; only.
  36. True; acting agreeably to right, or law, or engagement; impartial; righteous; faithful; agreeable to fact, or truth, or justice; agreeable to what is due, or proper, or proportionate.
  37. Close or closely; near or nearly; almost; exactly; barely. See Joust.
  38. That acts in accordance with the principles of law or justice; conformable to laws, human or divine; true; right; proper; righteous; upright; innocent; accurate; merited; deserved.
  39. Exactly; nicely; near or nearly.

Antonyms for just

discriminating, unfair, guileful, severely, scoundrelly, perfectly, irrational, opprobrious, lying, particularly, flimsy, extremely, awfully, wholly, dishonest, substantially, offensive, dictatorial, largely, fallacious, incoherent, quite, colored, unconvincing, fast, enough, vile, detestable, libertine, despotic, exceedingly, all of, overly, heavily, colossally, excessively, illegal, evil-minded, one-sided, inconsequential, desperately, unwarranted, discriminative, untruthful, inconsequent, weak, snide, Ex parte, really, devilishly, bent, nonsensical, stupendously, unsavory, That, undeserved, nefarious, underhanded, inordinately, biased, disreputable, roguish, unsound, implausible, flagitious, wretched, partial, wrongful, wicked, rascally, inapposite, sinful, debauched, unworthy, heartily, mendacious, irrelevant, dark, perverse, degraded, say, dissipated, mainly, inappropriate, extensively, willful, massively, louche, unprincipled, contemptible, immoral, foul, wildly, badly, unsporting, eminently, rotten, black, shy, execrable, fiercely, supremely, illogical, naughty, lawless, ignoble, erring, objectionable, unsuitable, depraved, fully, disgraceful, reprobate, vastly, seriously, mostly, unsympathetic, atrocious, demoralized, mean, unreasonable, censurable, sharp, mightily, degenerate, exactly, low, misguided, soundly, roughly, imperious, bad, errant, paltry, indecorous, blameworthy, deceitful, unconscionable, unreliable, blisteringly, indecent, about, Roaringly, shady, inapplicable, cutthroat, sorely, unco, unseemly, specially, distorted, surpassingly, vitally, unequal, discriminational, raw, way, Misled, Foundationless, thoroughly, wrong, unsportsmanlike, Monumentally, false, dissolute, unjust, inequitable, unrespectable, crooked, unjustifiable, invalid, prejudiced, chiefly, Double dealing, staggeringly, approximately, indefensible, ever, archly, Unreasoned, discriminatory, low-down, unrighteous, totally, monstrously, unjustified, abominable, plus or minus, predominantly, criminal, sizably, notorious, exorbitantly, fallen, inapt, untrustworthy, cheating, loose, frightfully, culpable, underhand, base, unfriendly, unreasoning, perverted, venal, below the belt, head and shoulders, achingly, unmerited, unsubstantiated, shameful, majorly, unacceptably, deceptive, especially, unduly, fabulously, thumping, Low-minded, unfounded, Irrelative, broadly, knavish, illegitimate, unethical, despicable, uninformed, unsupported, entirely, dirty, nasty, fraudulent, warped, considerably, tremendously, infamous, jaundiced, differential, incredibly, undue, corrupt, currish, basically, machiavellian, through and through, nonvalid, more or less, groundless, nonobjective, far and away, altogether, actionable, improper, blackguardly, fantastically, arbitrary, guilty, intensely, unbecoming, greatly, Parti Pris, vicious, uncommonly, duplicitous, debased, terribly, shifty, sordid, decadent, enormously, dishonorable, discreditable, baseless, completely, villainous, primarily, bone, illicit, big time, astronomically, iniquitous, peremptory, all over, incorrect, ignominious, felonious, mortally, generally, partisan, too, unscrupulous, reprehensible, profligate, shoddy, hugely, nonrational, evil, blamable, rogue, unlawful, principally, by and large.

Quotes of just

  1. I'm just having a wonderful time. It's an interesting thing that I'm very comfortable with this material and I don't know why. Maybe it's because I did MacBeth. – F. Murray Abraham
  2. Yeah, and I went straight into a fantasy world. Just stepped straight into the abyss. You know, I was gone and kids used to walk past my front room, cause I lived on the green. – Eric Clapton
  3. I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented. – R. Buckminster Fuller
  4. It is still just unbelievable to us that diarrhea is one of the leading causes of child deaths in the world. – Melinda Gates
  5. An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren't. – Sacha Guitry
  6. I need something to do when I'm not working, or I crawl up the walls. So I've just taken up kung fu. I was looking for some kind of calming, relaxing activity. I tried yoga, but it wasn't really me. – Ian Hart
  7. Disco dancing is just the steady thump of a giant moron knocking in an endless nail. – Clive James
  8. You have to make difficult choices in your life, and you just have to be happy with them. – Lori Loughlin
  9. It's really hard for actors to cross over and get any respect as a singer, and if I could just keep it separate and not use my music in movies, it's cool. – Taryn Manning
  10. You just can't beat the person who never gives up. – Babe Ruth
  11. I feel very confident with the way I look. But I felt just as confident the way I looked before. I've always been confident with who I am. – Ashlee Simpson
  12. I was offered one of the roles in a big project that shall remain nameless. I thought the whole thing encouraged violent sex crimes toward women. It made horrible, ghastly rape violence seem sexy. I just didn't want to sign my name to it. – Mira Sorvino
  13. They say I live a fast life. Maybe I just like a fast life. I wouldn't give it up for anything in the world. It won't last forever, either. But the memories will. – Dennis Wilson
  14. My next book is Scene by Scene: as Seen by Fay Wray. It'll be about different incidents. Just my feelings about quite a few people. Attitudes. My thoughts about the universe and simple things like that. – Fay Wray
  15. Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral. – Frank Lloyd Wright

Usage examples for just

  1. " That's just what it is.... – Dr. Adriaan by Louis Couperus
  2. She was just a little different. – That Little Girl of Miss Eliza’s by Jean K. Baird
  3. He will have it it's just the thing for me. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  4. " Well, not just yet, Alderling," I said. – Questionable Shapes by William Dean Howells
  5. You cawn't just say! – Into the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  6. Here was just one more of them. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  7. You heard what she said just now. – An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope
  8. I just want to tell him what I think!" – Shadow Mountain by Dane Coolidge
  9. " I don't know just why you say that. – Uncle William The Man Who Was Shif'less by Jennette Lee
  10. " We were just in time," said Ralph. – The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet by Kenneth Ward
  11. That is just what I would have said. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. I come from her just now. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  13. Just so, just so!" – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  14. " But," said I, " you have just come out of it." – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  15. " There is just one way out of this for you, that I can see, Mr. Worthington," he said. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  16. You said 'pliable conscience'- just now. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  17. That is just right, sir. – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn
  18. Marjorie has just come from school. – Marjorie Dean, High School Junior by Pauline Lester
  19. " Not just yet," said Ulenspiegel. – The Legend of the Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel in the land of Flanders and elsewhere by Charles de Coster
  20. Oh, I was just wonderin'. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln

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