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just

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of just

  1. 1 being what is called for by accepted standards of right and wrong <a just punishment should fit the crime> Synonyms competent, condign, deserved, due, fair, justified, merited, right, rightful, warranted Related Words applicable, appropriate, apt, fit, fitting, meet, proper, requisite, suitable; lawful, legal, legitimate; accurate, correct, true; rhadamanthine, strict, stringent, uncompromising; equitable, impartial, square Near Antonyms incoherent, incorrect, irrelative, irrelevant; improper, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, indefensible, unjustifiable, unreasonable, unsuitable; biased, inequitable, partial, unequal; arbitrary, despotic; illegitimate, unlawful Antonyms undeserved, undue, unfair, unjust, unjustified, unmerited, unwarranted

  2. 2 based on sound reasoning or information <there are just reasons for the state's ban of the private use of fireworks> Synonyms commonsense, commonsensible, commonsensical, firm, hard, informed, good, justified, levelheaded, logical, rational, reasonable, reasoned, sensible, sober, solid, valid, well-foundedRelated Words actual, real, true; certain, sure; certified, validated, verified; confirmed, corroborated, substantiated; cogent, convincing; colorable, credible, plausibleNear Antonyms unsubstantiated, unsupported, unwarranted; flimsy, implausible, unconvincing, weak; fallacious, false, misguided, misledAntonyms groundless, illogical, invalid, irrational, nonrational, nonsensical, nonvalid, unfounded, uninformed, unjustified, unreasonable, unreasoned, unsound

  3. 3 conforming to a high standard of morality or virtue <they are a just people who are guided by a firm belief in God and a love of traditional values> Synonyms all right, decent, ethical, honest, honorable, good, moral, nice, right, righteous, right-minded, straight, true, upright, virtuousRelated Words correct, decorous, proper, seemly; high-minded, noble, principled; commendable, creditable, exemplary, legitimate; esteemed, law-abiding, menschy, reputable, respected, upstanding, worthy; blameless, clean, guiltless, immaculate, incorrupt (also incorrupted), incorruptible, innocent, inoffensive, irreproachable, unobjectionable; angelic (or angelical), lily-white, pure, scrupulous, spotless, uncorrupted, unerring; goody-goody, moralistic, pharisaical, rectitudinous, sanctimonious, self-righteousNear Antonyms improper, incorrect, indecorous, naughty, unbecoming, unseemly; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, libertine, perverted, reprobate; unprincipled, unscrupulous; atrocious, infamous, villainous; base, low, mean, vicious, vile; blameworthy, objectionable, offensive; iniquitous, nefarious; errant, erring, fallenAntonyms bad, black, dishonest, dishonorable, evil, evil-minded, immoral, indecent, sinful, unethical, unrighteous, wicked, wrong

  4. 4 following the accepted rules of moral conduct <the sort of just conduct that we expect of every soldier> Synonyms decent, ethical, honest, honorable, noble, principled, respectable, righteous, stand-up, upright, upstandingRelated Words blameless, guiltless, irreproachable, unassailable, unimpeachable; chivalrous, classy, high-minded, menschy, right-minded; conscientious, fair, good, incorruptible, moral, reputable, respected, scrupulous, uncorrupted, virtuous; decorous, nice, polite, proper, seemlyNear Antonyms bad, blackguardly, corrupt, criminal, crooked, evil, immoral, iniquitous, knavish, mean, nefarious, rascally, reprehensible, roguish, rotten, scoundrelly, sinful; unfair, unscrupulous, vile, villainous, wicked, wretched; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, culpable; debased, debauched, decadent, degenerate, degraded, demoralized, depraved, disgraceful, disreputable, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, loose, perverse, perverted, profligate, reprobate, shameful, venalAntonyms base, dishonest, dishonorable, ignoble, low, unethical, unjust, unprincipled, unrighteous, unworthy

  5. 5 guided by or in accordance with one's sense of right and wrong <stopping to help a stranded motorist is simply the just thing to do> Synonyms conscionable, ethical, honest, honorable, conscientious, moral, principled, scrupulousRelated Words decent, good, righteous, right-minded, straight, upright, virtuous; dutiful, observant, respectful; overconscientious; reliable, responsible, solid, tried-and-true, true, trustworthy, trusty; esteemed, law-abiding, reputable, respected, upstanding, worthyNear Antonyms bad, black, evil, evil-minded, immoral, indecent, sinful, unrighteous, wicked; unreliable, untrustworthy; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, perverted, reprobate; atrocious, infamous, villainous; base, low, mean, vicious, vile; iniquitous, nefariousAntonyms cutthroat, dishonest, dishonorable, immoral, unconscionable, unethical, unjust, unprincipled, unscrupulous

  6. 6 marked by justice, honesty, and freedom from bias <a just appraisal of the political situation over there> Synonyms candid, disinterested, dispassionate, equal, equitable, evenhanded, impartial, indifferent, fair, nonpartisan, objective, square, unbiased, unprejudicedRelated Words frank, forthright, open, straight, straightforward; balanced, rational, reasonableNear Antonyms deceitful, deceptive, dishonest; arbitrary, unconscionable, unreasonable; jaundiced, unfriendly, unsympathetic; colored, distorted, warpedAntonyms biased, ex parte, inequitable, nonobjective, one-sided, partial, parti pris, partisan, prejudiced, unjust




just

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of just

  1. 1 in the same manner <you can do it just the way they do> Synonyms exactly, precisely Related Words even, expressly, faultlessly, perfectly; identically, uniformly; alike, likewise, similarly Phrases to a T Near Antonyms slightly, somewhat, vaguely; differently, variably

  2. 2 by a very small margin <I was just over the minimum age requirement for the senior citizen discount> Synonyms barely, hardly, marginally, narrowly, scarcely, slightly Related Words minimally, minutely, scantly; almost, approximately, closely, more or less, nearly, partly, plus or minus, roughly, somewhat Phrases by the skin of one's teeth Near Antonyms definitely, easily, plainly, positively, quite, unquestionably; abundantly, completely, copiously, fully, generously, greatly Antonyms considerably, significantly, substantially, vastly, well

  3. 3 nothing more than <I was just kidding> Synonyms but, merely, only, purely, simply

  4. 4 as stated or indicated without the slightest difference <the length of the curtain is just right> Synonyms due, full, exactly, precisely, right, sharp, smack-dab, squarely

  5. 5 for nothing other than <got this present just for you> Synonyms alone, exclusively, solely, only, purely, simplyRelated Words basically, by and large, chiefly, generally, largely, mainly, mostly, predominantly, primarily, principally, substantiallyNear Antonyms additionally, also, besides, likewise

  6. 6 not long ago <I just bought this dress> Synonyms freshly, newly, late, lately, new, now, only, recentlyRelated Words latterlyNear Antonyms ago, before, earlier, early, erstwhile, formerly, previously; heretofore, hithertoAntonyms anciently




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