would just as soon

Definition of would just as soon

  1. —used to indicate what someone wants or prefers to do, have, etc. We asked him to come with us, but he said he'd just as soon stay home.

Word by Word Definitions

wouldplay
  1. : past tense ofwill

    :  wished, desired

    :  wish for :  want

justplay
  1. : archaic variant ofjoust

  1. :  having a basis in or conforming to fact or reason :  reasonable

    :  faithful to an original

    :  conforming to a standard of correctness :  proper

  1. :  exactly, precisely

    :  very recently

    :  by a very small margin :  barely

soonplay
  1. :  at once :  immediately

    :  without undue time lapse :  before long

    :  in a prompt manner :  speedily


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contemplative of or relative to the past

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