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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective just:


Just is sometimes a misspelling of juice.

The word just is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective just

What does just mean as an attribute of a noun?

Just is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: juster | justest

  1. used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
  2. fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience
  3. free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules
  4. of moral excellence

Alternative definition of the adjective just


  1. factually fair; correct; proper.
  2. morally fair; upright; righteous, equitable.

Definition of the adverb just

What does just mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. and nothing more
  2. indicating exactness or preciseness
    • examples: it was just as he said--the jewel was gone | it has just enough salt
    • synonyms of just: exactly / precisely / properly
  3. only a moment ago
    • examples: he has just arrived | the sun just now came out
    • synonym of just: just now
  4. (used for emphasis) absolutely
  5. only a very short time before
  6. possibly (indicating a slight chance of something being true)
    • example: it might just happen
  7. exactly at this moment or the moment described
    • example: we've just finished painting the walls, so don't touch them
  8. by a little
    • examples: I only just caught the bus | he finished the marathon in just under 3 hours | the batter just missed being hit
    • synonym of just: barely

Alternative definition of the adverb just


  1. Only, simply, merely
  2. Moments ago, recently
  3. By a narrow margin; closely; nearly
  4. exactly, perfectly

Definition of the noun just

What does just mean as a name of something?


  1. A joust, tournament


"Just" is a 2007 short drama film written by Edward Gunawan and directed by David Maurice Gil.


  1. Just is a fictional character from the 2011 film ID:A.
  2. Just is a fictional character from the 1940 film The Girl from Barnhelm.

There are other characters with in their name, like Just Imagine and Louis Antoine de Saint-Just.


Who is Just?

Just a.k.a. Justin Stern is an actor.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Just

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology (2011)

by Daniel J. Christie

Just. War. Theory. ALEXANDER MOSELEY War unleashes deadly violence and destruction and inverts the normal codes and conventions of society: killing, maiming, and injuring becomejustifiable; damage to land, resources, and buildings a ...

Google previewThe Derrida Dictionary (2010)

by Simon Morgan Wortham

Justice, incontrast, cannotbea matter of simply following or applying given laws, evenif theyappear tobe entirely 'just'.The truly'just' decision, if thereis any, must stem from afundamental responsibility that cannotprop itself up through mere ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the British Short Story (2015)

by Andrew Maunder

Work Author: Rudyard Kipling Just SoStories is a collection of short stories, with poems and illustrations, by Rudyard Kipling that plays on the pourquoi tale, a myth or creation story that explains theexistence of something in nature.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Prehistory Complete set of Volumes 1-8 and Volume 9, the index volume (2003)

Published in conjunction with the Human Relations Area Files by Peter N. Peregrine, Melvin Ember

At this time, the vast glacial ice that covered Canada and the northern United States had receded to just north of the Great Lakes. The presence of this ice sheet influenced the positions of four latitudinal bands of air masses reconstructed ...

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Quotes about Just

Typically in horror films the character just services the plot, and you really are just going from 'point a' to 'point b,' just so that you can end up at 'point c.' They are just sort of stick characters. That's just not interesting to me. (Kevin Williamson)
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Scrabble value of J8U1S1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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