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    1. fair or impartial in action or judgment
    2. (as collective noun; preceded by the)   ⇒  ■ the just
  1. conforming to high moral standards; honest
  2. consistent with justice   ⇒  ■ a just action
  3. rightly applied or given; deserved   ⇒  ■ a just reward
  4. legally valid; lawful   ⇒  ■ a just inheritance
  5. well-founded; reasonable   ⇒  ■ just criticism
  6. correct, accurate, or true   ⇒  ■ a just account



 (dʒʌst ; unstressed dʒəst
  1. used with forms of have to indicate an action performed in the very recent past   ⇒  ■ I have just closed the door
  2. at this very instant   ⇒  ■ he's just coming in to land
  3. no more than; merely; only   ⇒  ■ just an ordinary car
  4. exactly; precisely   ⇒  ■ that's just what I mean
  5. by a small margin; barely   ⇒  ■ he just got there in time
  6. (intensifier)   ⇒  ■ it's just wonderful to see you
  7. (informal) indeed; with a vengeance   ⇒  ■ isn't it just
  8. See just about

  9. See just a moment

  10. See just now

  11. See just on

  12. See just so

USAGE The use of just with exactly ( it's just exactly what they want) is redundant and should be avoided: it's exactly what they want

Derived Forms

ˈjustly  adverb
ˈjustness  noun

Word Origin

C14: from Latin jūstus righteous, from jūs justice

Quotations including 'just'

  • "Thrice is he arm'd that hath his quarrel just" [William Shakespeare

Translations for 'just'

  • British English: just If you just did something, you did it a very short time ago.We just got home after an awful journey.dʒəst ADVERB
  • Arabic: لِتَوِّهِ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: exatamente
  • Chinese: 正好
  • Croatian: upravo
  • Czech: právě
  • Danish: lige
  • Dutch: zojuist
  • European Spanish: apenas
  • Finnish: juuri
  • French: justesimplement
  • German: soeben
  • Greek: μόλις
  • Italian: appena
  • Japanese: たった今
  • Korean: 방금
  • Norwegian: bare
  • Polish: właśnie
  • Portuguese: exatamente
  • Romanian: tocmai
  • Russian: только
  • Spanish: Recién
  • Swedish: rättvis rättvist
  • Thai: เพิ่ง
  • Turkish: henüz
  • Ukrainian: щойно
  • Vietnamese: mới vừa

Example Sentences Including 'just'

Christian said no, slow down, just sit down, we've got to do this properly.
Hugo Wilcken THE EXECUTION (2002)
The private swimming pool where I'm a member was five minutes ' walk away, just off Shaftesbury Avenue.
Hugo Wilcken THE EXECUTION (2002)
He looked like he'd just been called up to the headmaster's office or something.
Hugo Wilcken THE EXECUTION (2002)


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