Just



[juhst] /dʒʌst/

adjective
1.
guided by truth, reason, justice, and fairness:
We hope to be just in our understanding of such difficult situations.
2.
done or made according to principle; equitable; proper:
a just reply.
3.
based on right; rightful; lawful:
a just claim.
4.
in keeping with truth or fact; true; correct:
a just analysis.
5.
given or awarded rightly; deserved, as a sentence, punishment, or reward:
a just penalty.
6.
in accordance with standards or requirements; proper or right:
just proportions.
7.
(especially in Biblical use) righteous.
8.
actual, real, or genuine.
adverb
9.
within a brief preceding time; but a moment before:
The sun just came out.
10.
exactly or precisely:
This is just what I mean.
11.
by a narrow margin; barely:
The arrow just missed the mark.
12.
only or merely:
He was just a clerk until he became ambitious.
13.
actually; really; positively:
The weather is just glorious.
Idioms
14.
just so, neat and tidy; carefully arranged:
My mother-in-law is very fussy; everything has to be placed just so.
[juhst] /dʒʌst/
noun, verb (used without object)
1.
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adjective (dʒʌst)
1.

2.
conforming to high moral standards; honest
3.
consistent with justice: a just action
4.
rightly applied or given; deserved: a just reward
5.
legally valid; lawful: a just inheritance
6.
well-founded; reasonable: just criticism
7.
correct, accurate, or true: a just account
adverb (dʒʌst; unstressed) (dʒəst)
8.
used with forms of have to indicate an action performed in the very recent past: I have just closed the door
9.
at this very instant: he’s just coming in to land
10.
no more than; merely; only: just an ordinary car
11.
exactly; precisely: that’s just what I mean
12.
by a small margin; barely: he just got there in time
13.
(intensifier): it’s just wonderful to see you
14.
(informal) indeed; with a vengeance: isn’t it just
15.
just about

16.
just a moment, just a second, just a minute, an expression requesting the hearer to wait or pause for a brief period of time
17.
just now

18.
just on, having reached exactly: it’s just on five o’clock
19.
just so

adj.

late 14c., “righteous in the eyes of God; upright, equitable, impartial; justifiable, reasonable,” from Old French juste “just, righteous; sincere” (12c.), from Latin iustus “upright, equitable,” from ius “right,” especially “legal right, law,” from Old Latin ious, perhaps literally “sacred formula,” a word peculiar to Latin (not general Italic) that originated in the religious cults, from PIE root *yewes- “law” (cf. Avestan yaozda- “make ritually pure;” see jurist). The more mundane Latin law-word lex covered specific laws as opposed to the body of laws. The noun meaning “righteous person or persons” is from late 14c.
adv.

“merely, barely,” 1660s, from Middle English sense of “exactly, precisely, punctually” (c.1400), from just (adj.), and paralleling the adverbial use of French juste. Just-so story first attested 1902 in Kipling, from the expression just so “exactly that, in that very way” (1751).

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