part of speech: adjective

definition 1: fair and honest.

  • We accepted our parents’ just rules.

synonyms: disinterested, fair, honest, impartial, objective, upright

antonyms: corrupt, partial, unfair

definition 2: having a fair and honest character.

  • The just judge was known for making good decisions.

synonyms: disinterested, fair, honest, impartial, objective, upright

antonyms: unfair

definition 3: deserved or earned.

  • Punishment was the criminal’s just reward.

synonyms: deserved, justified, merited

 

part of speech: adverb

definition 1: a very short time ago.

  • He just left.

definition 2: only.

  • He ate just a few bites of cake.
  • It’s just a scratch.

synonyms: only

definition 3: by a very small margin; barely.

  • Kim just missed the bus.

synonyms: barely, hardly, scarcely

definition 4: exactly.

  • That’s just the point I meant to make.

synonyms: exactly, precisely

phrase: just about

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