Synonyms of just


1. just (vs. unjust), conscionable, fitting, meet, retributive, retributory, vindicatory, rightful(prenominal), fair#1, just, honorable#2, honourable, right, righteous

usage: 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. equitable (vs. inequitable), just, honest, fair, evenhanded, fair#1, just, just, impartial

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

3. fair (vs. unfair), just, antimonopoly, antitrust, clean, sporting, sporty, sportsmanlike, fair-minded, fair-and-square, impartial, just, reasonable#1, sensible

usage: 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. good, just, upright, righteous (vs. unrighteous)

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


1. merely, simply, just, only, but

usage: 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"

2. precisely, exactly, just

usage: 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"

3. just, just now

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

4. just, simply

usage: absolutely; "I just can't take it anymore"; "he was just grand as Romeo"; "it's simply beautiful!"

5. barely, hardly, just, scarcely, scarce

usage: only a very short time before; "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. just

usage: exactly at this moment or the moment described; "we've just finished painting the walls, so don't touch them";

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Definition and meaning of just (Dictionary)