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just 1

1. Honorable and fair in one's dealings and actions: a just ruler. See Synonyms at fair1.
2. Consistent with what is morally right; righteous: a just cause.
3. Properly due or merited: just deserts.
4. Law Valid within the law; lawful: just claims.
5. Suitable or proper in nature; fitting: a just touch of solemnity.
6. Based on fact or sound reason; well-founded: a just appraisal.
adv. (jəst, jĭst; jŭst when stressed)
1. Precisely; exactly: just enough salt.
2. Only a moment ago: He just arrived.
3. By a narrow margin; barely: just missed being hit; just caught the bus before it pulled away.
4. At a little distance: just down the road.
5. Merely; only: just a scratch.
6. Simply; certainly: It's just beautiful!
7. Perhaps; possibly: I just may go.
just about
Almost; very nearly: This job is just about done.
just now
Only a moment ago.

[Middle English juste, from Old French, from Latin iūstus; see yewes- in Indo-European roots.]

just′ly adv.
just′ness n.

just 2

n. & v.
Variant of joust.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.justly - with honesty; "he was rightly considered the greatest singer of his time"
unjustly - in an unjust manner; "he was unjustly singled out for punishment"
2.justly - in accordance with moral or social standards; "that serves him right"; "do right by him"


adverb justifiably, rightly, correctly, properly, legitimately, rightfully, with good reason, lawfully Australians are justly proud of their native wildlife.
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[ˈdʒʌstlɪ] ADV (= fairly) → justamente, con justicia; (= rightly) → con razón
it has been justly said thatcon razón se ha dicho que ...


[ˈdʒʌstli] adv
[act] → justement
[describe, call] → à juste titre


advzu Recht, mit Recht; treat, trygerecht; condemngerechterweise


[ˈdʒʌstlɪ] advgiustamente


(dʒast) adjective
1. right and fair. not favouring one more than another: a fair and just decision.
2. reasonable; based on one's rights. He certainly has a just claim to the money.
3. deserved. He got his just reward when he crashed the stolen car and broke his leg.
ˈjustly adverb
He was justly blamed for the accident.
ˈjustness noun
References in classic literature ?
In her first effort at being very, very good, she decided to make her will, as Aunt March had done, so that if she did fall ill and die, her possessions might be justly and generously divided.
He recalled the promises to the widow and the fatherless, and asked God to smooth the way before this widow and her children, and to `incline the hearts of men to deal justly with her.
Heyward lifted his head from the cover, and beheld what he justly considered a prodigy of rashness and skill.
The aversion (as it might justly be called) with which many persons regarded him was partly the result of his own character and deportment, and partly an inheritance.
This distinction could more justly be claimed by some mariners -- a part of the crew of the vessel from the Spanish Main -- who had come ashore to see the humours of Election Day.
Even Scoresby, the justly renowned Right whaleman, after giving us a stiff full length of the Greenland whale, and three or four delicate miniatures of narwhales and porpoises, treats us to a series of classical engravings of boat hooks, chopping knives, and grapnels; and with the microscopic diligence of a Leuwenhoeck submits to the inspection of a shivering world ninety-six fac-similes of magnified Arctic snow crystals.
Applied to any other creature than the Leviathan --to an ant or a flea --such portly terms might justly be deemed unwarrantably grandiloquent.
Indolent and childish, unsystematic and improvident, it was not to be expected that servants trained under her care should not be so likewise; and she had very justly described to Miss Ophelia the state of confusion she would find in the family, though she had not ascribed it to the proper cause.
This is a great and justly honored day--a day which is worthy of the veneration in which it is held by the true patriots of all climes and nationalities--a day which offers a fruitful theme for thought and speech; und meinem Freunde--no, meinEN FreundEN--meinES FreundES--well, take your choice, they're all the same price; I don't know which one is right--also
Emma could not but picture it all, and feel how justly they might resent, how naturally Harriet must suffer.
One's fortune, as your mother justly says, is NOT one's own.
Well, we MUST be for ourselves in the long run; the mild and generous are only more justly selfish than the domineering; and it ended when circumstances caused each to feel that the one's interest was not the chief consideration in the other's thoughts.