Definition of just adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dʒʌst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʒʌst//
    [usually before noun] Honest
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  1. 1that most people consider to be morally fair and reasonable synonym fair a just decision/law/society See related entries: Honest
  2. 2the just noun [plural] people who are just
  3. 3appropriate in a particular situation a just reward/punishment I think she got her just deserts (= what she deserved). opposite unjust
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin justus, from jus ‘law, right’.Extra examples I think it was a just decision. Of course we all strive for a just and humane society. The law must be seen to be just. They’re campaigning for a just settlement.
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