- 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"
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- 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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