Synonyms of just in English:

just


See definition of just

adjective

1‘a just and democratic society’

SYNONYMS

fair, fair-minded, equitable, even-handed, impartial, unbiased, objective, neutral, disinterested, unprejudiced, open-minded, non-partisan, non-discriminatory, anti-discrimination

honourable, upright, upstanding, decent, honest, righteous, ethical, moral, virtuous, principled, full of integrity, good, right-minded, straight, reasonable, scrupulous, trustworthy, incorruptible, truthful, sincere

informal square

ANTONYMS

unjust, unfair

2‘a just reward’

SYNONYMS

deserved, well deserved, well earned, merited, earned

rightful, due, proper, fitting, appropriate, apt, suitable, befitting

formal condign

archaic meet

ANTONYMS

undeserved

3‘just criticism’

SYNONYMS

valid, sound, well founded, well grounded, justified, justifiable, warranted, warrantable, defensible, defendable, legitimate, reasonable, logical

rare vindicable

ANTONYMS

unfair, wrongful


adverb

1‘I just saw him’

SYNONYMS

a moment ago, a second ago, a short time ago, very recently, not long ago, lately, only now

2‘that's just what I need’

SYNONYMS

exactly, precisely, absolutely, completely, totally, entirely, perfectly, utterly, wholly, thoroughly, altogether, in every way, in every respect, in all respects, quite

informal down to the ground, to a T, bang on, dead

North American informal on the money

3‘we just made it’

SYNONYMS

by a narrow margin, narrowly, only just, by inches, by a hair's breadth, by the narrowest of margins

barely, scarcely, hardly

informal by the skin of one's teeth, by a whisker

4‘she's just a child’

SYNONYMS

only, merely, simply, but, nothing but, no more than

at best, at most

alone, to the exclusion of everyone else, to the exclusion of everything else, and no one else, and nothing else

Northern English nobbut

South African informal sommer

5‘the colour's just fantastic’

SYNONYMS

really, absolutely, completely, entirely, totally, altogether, positively, quite, one hundred per cent

indeed, truly


Phrases

    just about

      ‘that's just about all the money I've got left’

      SYNONYMS

      nearly, almost, practically, all but, virtually, as good as, more or less, close to, nigh on, to all intents and purposes, not far off

      not quite

      pretty much

      literary

      well-nigh