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jus soli | jussi | jussieu | jussive | jussive mood | Just | just about | just around the corner | just as | just deserts | just in case



Adjective, Noun, Adverb


Justa. [F. juste, L. justus, fr. jus right, law, justice; orig., that which is fitting; akin to Skr. yu to join. Cf. Injury, Judge, Jury, Giusto.].
  •  Conforming or conformable to rectitude or justice; not doing wrong to any; violating no right or obligation; upright; righteous; honest; true; -- said both of persons and things.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "There is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not."  [1913 Webster]
    "Just balances, just weights, . . . shall ye have."  [1913 Webster]
    "How should man be just with God?"  [1913 Webster]
    "We know your grace to be a man.
    Just and upright.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not transgressing the requirement of truth and propriety; conformed to the truth of things, to reason, or to a proper standard; exact; normal; reasonable; regular; due; as, a just statement; a just inference.  [1913 Webster]
    "Just of thy word, in every thought sincere."  [1913 Webster]
    "The prince is here at hand: pleaseth your lordship
    To meet his grace just distance 'tween our armies.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "He was a comely personage, a little above just stature."  [1913 Webster]
    "Fire fitted with just materials casts a constant heat."  [1913 Webster]
    "When all
    The war shall stand ranged in its just array.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Their names alone would make a just volume."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Rendering or disposed to render to each one his due; equitable; fair; impartial; as, just judge.  [1913 Webster]
    "Men are commonly so just to virtue and goodness as to praise it in others, even when they do not practice it themselves."  [1913 Webster]
Just intonation. (Mus.) (a) The correct sounding of notes or intervals; true pitch. (b) The giving all chords and intervals in their purity or their exact mathematical ratio, or without temperament; a process in which the number of notes and intervals required in the various keys is much greater than the twelve to the octave used in systems of temperament. H. W. Poole.
Syn. -- Equitable; upright; honest; true; fair; impartial; proper; exact; normal; orderly; regular.
  •  Precisely; exactly; -- in place, time, or degree; neither more nor less than is stated.  [1913 Webster]
    "And having just enough, not covet more."  [1913 Webster]
    "The god Pan guided my hand just to the heart of the beast."  [1913 Webster]
    "To-night, at Herne's oak, just 'twixt twelve and one."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Closely; nearly; almost.  [1913 Webster]
    "Just at the point of death."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Barely; merely; scarcely; only; by a very small space or time; as, he just missed the train; just too late.  [1913 Webster]
    "A soft Etesian gale
    But just inspired and gently swelled the sail.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Just now, the least possible time since; a moment ago.
Justv. i. [See Joust.].
     To joust.  Fairfax.  [1913 Webster]
     A joust.  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]


Just, adj. & adv.
1 acting or done in accordance with what is morally right or fair.
2 (of treatment etc.) deserved (a just reward).
3 (of feelings, opinions, etc.) well-grounded (just resentment).
4 right in amount etc.; proper.
1 exactly (just what I need).
2 exactly or nearly at this or that moment; a little time ago (I have just seen them).
3 colloq. simply, merely (we were just good friends; it just doesn't make sense).
4 barely; no more than (I just managed it; just a minute).
5 colloq. positively (it is just splendid).
6 quite (not just yet; it is just as well that I checked).
7 colloq. really, indeed (won't I just tell him!).
8 in questions, seeking precise information (just how did you manage?).

just about colloq. almost exactly; almost completely. just in case as a precaution. just now
1 at this moment.
2 a little time ago.
just so
1 exactly arranged (they like everything just so).
2 it is exactly as you say.
justly adv. justness n.
ME f. OF juste f. L justus f. jus right



Christian, OK, absolute, absolutely, accurate, accurately, actionable, admissible, all, all in all, all right, all-knowing, all-powerful, all-seeing, all-wise, almighty, almost, alone, aloof, altogether, angelic, applicable, appropriate, approximately, apt, as well, at best, at most, authoritative, authorized, awfully, balanced, bang, barely, becoming, befitting, binding, blameless, boundless, but, changeless, clean, cogent, comely, competent, completely, condign, conscientious, consistent, constitutional, correct, creating, creative, credible, creditable, dead, dead right, decent, defensible, definitely, dependable, deserved, detached, directly, disinterested, dispassionate, due, equal, equitable, erect, estimable, eternal, eternally the same, ethical, even, evenhanded, everlasting, exactly, exceedingly, exclusively, expressly, fair, fair and square, fair-minded, faithful, faithfully, faultless, felicitous, fit, fitting, flawless, full of integrity, glorious, godly, good, hallowed, happy, hardly, high-minded, high-principled, highest, highly respectable, holy, honest, honorable, immaculate, immortal, immutable, impartial, impersonal, in all respects, in every respect, in toto, indifferent, infinite, inspired, inviolate, ipsissimis verbis, irreproachable, judicial, juridical, just now, just right, justiciable, justifiable, justified, kosher, lately, law-abiding, law-loving, law-revering, lawful, lawmaking, legal, legislative, legit, legitimate, letter-perfect, level, licit, limitless, literally, literatim, logical, loving, luminous, majestic, making, manly, meet, meet and right, merciful, merely, merited, meticulous, mightily, mighty, moral, nearly, neutral, noble, numinous, objective, okay, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, one, only, only just, only too, perfect, perfectly, permanent, perpetual, plainly, plausible, plumb, point-blank, positively, powerful, powerfully, precisely, pretty, principled, proper, pure, purely, quite, radiant, rational, real, really, reasonable, reliable, reputable, requisite, respectable, right, right and proper, right-minded, righteous, rightful, rigid, rigidly, rigorously, sacred, saintlike, saintly, sanctioned, sane, scarce, scarcely, scrupulous, seemly, self-consistent, sensible, seraphic, shaping, sharp, simply, simply and solely, singly, smack-dab, so, solely, solid, sound, sovereign, spang, spotless, square, squarely, stainless, statutory, sterling, straight, straight-up-and-down, strict, strictly, substantial, sufficient, suitable, supreme, terribly, terrifically, timeless, to the letter, totally, tried, true, true-dealing, true-devoted, true-disposing, true-souled, true-spirited, truehearted, trustworthy, ubiquitous, unbiased, unblemished, unbounded, unchanging, uncolored, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, undazzled, undefiled, undefined, undeviatingly, undistorted, unerringly, unimpeachable, uninfluenced, unjaundiced, unlimited, unmistakably, unprejudiced, unprepossessed, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, unswayed, untarnished, upright, uprighteous, upstanding, utterly, valid, veracious, verbally, verbatim, verbatim et litteratim, veridical, very, virtuous, warrantable, warranted, weighty, well-argued, well-chosen, well-expressed, well-founded, well-grounded, well-put, wholesome, wholly, within the law, word by word, word for word, worthy, yeomanly




N right, what ought to be, what should be, fitness, summum jus, justice, equity, equitableness, propriety, fair play, impartiality, measure for measure, give and take, lex talionis, Astraea, Nemesis, Themis, scales of justice, evenhanded justice, karma, suum cuique, clear stage, fair field and no favor, level playing field, morals, law, honor, virtue, right, good, just, reasonable, fit, equal, equable, equatable, evenhanded, fair, legitimate, justifiable, rightful, as it should be, as it ought to be, lawful deserved, rightly, +a bon droit, au bon droit, in justice, in equity, in reason, without distinction of persons, without regard to persons, without respect to persons, upon even terms, Int, all right!, fair's fair, Dieu et mon droit, in equal scale weighing delight and dole, justitia cuum cuique distribuit, justitiae soror incorrupta fides, justitia virtutem regina, thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just.


N probity, integrity, rectitude, uprightness, honesty, faith, honor, bonne foi, good faith, bona fides, purity, clean hands, fairness, fair play, justice, equity, impartiality, principle, even-handedness, grace, constancy, faithfulness, fidelity, loyalty, incorruption, incorruptibility, trustworthiness, truth, candor, singleness of heart, veracity, tender conscience, punctilio, delicacy, nicety, scrupulosity, scrupulousness, scruple, point, point of honor, punctuality, dignity, (repute), respectability, respectableness, gentilhomme, gentleman, man of honor, man of his word, fidus Achates, preux chevalier, galantuomo, truepenny, trump, brick, true Briton, white man, court of honor, a fair field and no favor, argumentum ad verecundiam, upright, honest, honest as daylight, veracious, virtuous, honorable, fair, right, just, equitable, impartial, evenhanded, square, fair and aboveboard, open and aboveboard, white, constant, constant as the northern star, faithful, loyal, staunch, true, true blue, true to one's colors, true to the core, true as the needle to the pole, marble-constant, true- hearted, trusty, trustworthy, as good as one's word, to be depended on, incorruptible, straightforward, frank, candid, open-hearted, conscientious, tender-conscienced, right-minded, high-principled, high-minded, scrupulous, religious, strict, nice, punctilious, correct, punctual, respectable, reputable, gentlemanlike, inviolable, inviolate, unviolated, unbroken, unbetrayed, unbought, unbribed, innocent, pure, stainless, unstained, untarnished, unsullied, untainted, unperjured, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, undefiled, undepraved, undebauched, integer vitae scelerisque purus, justus et tenax propositi, chivalrous, jealous of honor, sans peur et sans reproche, high-spirited, supramundane, unworldly, other-worldly, overscrupulous, honorable, bona fide, on the square, in good faith, honor bright, foro conscientiae, with clean hands, a face untaught to feign, bene qui latuit bene vixit, mens sibi conscia recti, probitas laudatur et alget, fidelis ad urnam, his heart as far from fraud as heaven from earth, loyaute m'oblige, loyaute n'a honte, what stronger breastplate than a heart untainted?.


N truth, fact, reality, plain fact, plain matter of fact, nature, truth, verity, gospel, gospel truth, God's honest truth, orthodoxy, authenticity, veracity, correctness, correctitude, accuracy, exactitude, exactness, preciseness, precision, delicacy, rigor, mathematical precision, punctuality, clockwork precision, conformity to rule, nicety, orthology, ipsissima verba, realism, plain truth, honest truth, sober truth, naked truth, unalloyed truth, unqualified truth, stern truth, exact truth, intrinsic truth, nuda veritas, the very thing, not an illusion, real Simon Pure, unvarnished tale, unvarnished truth, the truth the whole truth and nothing but the trut, just the thing, real, actual, veritable, true, right, correct, certain, substantially true, categorically true, definitively true, true to the letter, true as gospel, unimpeachable, veracious, unreconfuted, unconfuted, unideal, unimagined, realistic, exact, accurate, definite, precise, well-defined, just, just so, so, strict, severe, close, literal, rigid, rigorous, scrupulous, religiously exact, punctual, mathematical, scientific, faithful, constant, unerring, curious, particular, nice, delicate, fine, clean-cut, clear-cut, verified, empirically true, experimentally verified, substantiated, proven (demonstrated), rigorously true, unquestionably true, true by definition, genuine, authentic, legitimate, orthodox, official, ex officio, pure, natural, sound, sterling, unsophisticated, unadulterated, unvarnished, unalloyed, uncolored, in its true colors, pukka, well-grounded, well founded, solid, substantial, tangible, valid, undistorted, undisguised, unaffected, unexaggerated, unromantic, unflattering, truly, verily, indeed, really, in reality, with truth, certainly, actually, in effect, exactly, ad amussim, verbatim, verbatim et literatim, word for word, literally, literatim, totidem vervis, sic, to the letter, chapter and verse, ipsissimis verbis, ad unguem, to an inch, to a nicety, to a hair, to a tittle, to a turn, to a T, au pied de la lettre, neither more nor less, in every respect, in all respects, sous tous les rapports, at any rate, at all events, strictly speaking, the truth is, the fact is, rem acu tetigisti, en suivant la verite, ex facto jus oritur, la verita e figlia del empo, locos y ninos dicen la verdad, crazy people and children tell the truth, nihil est veritatis luce dulcius, veritas nunquam perit, veritatem dies aperit, the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, just the facts, ma'am, just the facts.

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