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Antonyms for just
dʒʌstjust

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. just

    But ranges from the faintest contrast to absolute negation; as, I am willing to go, but (on the other hand) content to stay; he is not an honest man, but (on the contrary) a villain. The contrast may be with a silent thought; as, but let us go (it being understood that we might stay longer). In restrictive use, except and excepting are slightly more emphatic than but; we say, no injury but a scratch; or, no injury except some painful bruises. Such expressions as "words are but breath" (nothing but) may be referred to the restrictive use by ellipsis. So may the use of but in the sense of unless; as, "it never rains but it pours." To the same head must be referred the conditional use; as, "you may go, but with your father's consent" (i. e., "provided you have," "except that you must have," etc.). "Doubt but" is now less used than the more logical "doubt that." But never becomes a full synonym for and; and adds something like, but adds something different; "brave and tender" implies that tenderness is natural to the brave; "brave but tender" implies that bravery and tenderness are rarely combined. For the concessive use, compare NOTWITHSTANDING.

    Synonyms:
    and, barely, besides, but, except, further, however, merely, moreover, nevertheless, notwithstanding, notwithstanding, only, provided, save, still, that, tho, unless, yet

Princeton's WordNet

  1. justadjective

    used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting

    "a just and lasting peace"- A.Lincoln; "a kind and just man"; "a just reward"; "his just inheritance"

    Antonyms:
    wrongful, unjust, actionable, unrighteous

    Synonyms:
    fair, equitable, good, upright

  2. equitable, justadjective

    fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience

    "equitable treatment of all citizens"; "an equitable distribution of gifts among the children"

    Antonyms:
    unjust, actionable, wrongful, unrighteous

    Synonyms:
    fair, equitable, good, upright

  3. fair, justadjective

    free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules

    "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul"

    Antonyms:
    actionable, unjust, wrongful, unrighteous

    Synonyms:
    upright, mediocre, reasonable, fair(a), middling, comely, bonny, average, good, fair, sightly, clean, fairish, equitable, honest, bonnie

  4. good, just, uprightadverb

    of moral excellence

    "a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man"

    Antonyms:
    unrighteous, wrongful, unjust, actionable

    Synonyms:
    dear, good, beneficial, in effect(p), unspoiled, skillful, sound, secure, serious, effective, upright, salutary, in force(p), vertical, skilful, practiced, equitable, estimable, expert, erect, proficient, full, honest, unsloped, respectable, undecomposed, unspoilt, fair, ripe, safe, adept, honorable, dependable, well(p), right, near

  5. merely, simply, just, only, butadverb

    and nothing more

    "I was merely asking"; "it is simply a matter of time"; "just a scratch"; "he was only a child"; "hopes that last but a moment"

    Antonyms:
    wrongful, actionable, unrighteous, unjust

    Synonyms:
    solely, plainly, hardly, alone, barely, exclusively, only if, but, only, entirely, scarce, just now, simply, merely, precisely, only when, exactly, scarcely

  6. precisely, exactly, justadverb

    indicating exactness or preciseness

    "he was doing precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to do"; "it was just as he said--the jewel was gone"; "it has just enough salt"

    Antonyms:
    unjust, actionable, unrighteous, wrongful

    Synonyms:
    on the nose, barely, but, just now, on the dot, simply, merely, incisively, scarcely, hardly, on the button, precisely, only, exactly, scarce

  7. just, just nowadverb

    only a moment ago

    "he has just arrived"; "the sun just now came out"

    Antonyms:
    wrongful, unjust, actionable, unrighteous

    Synonyms:
    barely, just now, simply, merely, scarcely, exactly, but, precisely, scarce, hardly, only

  8. just, simplyadverb

    absolutely

    "I just can't take it anymore"; "he was just grand as Romeo"; "it's simply beautiful!"

    Antonyms:
    unjust, unrighteous, wrongful, actionable

    Synonyms:
    barely, just now, simply, merely, scarcely, plainly, exactly, but, precisely, scarce, hardly, only

  9. barely, hardly, just, scarcely, scarceadverb

    only a very short time before

    "they could barely hear the speaker"; "we hardly knew them"; "just missed being hit"; "had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"; "would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats

    Antonyms:
    wrongful, unjust, actionable, unrighteous

    Synonyms:
    barely, hardly, scarcely, merely, scantily, exactly, simply, but, precisely, scarce, only, just now

  10. justadverb

    exactly at this moment or the moment described

    "we've just finished painting the walls, so don't touch them";

    Antonyms:
    unjust, actionable, wrongful, unrighteous

    Synonyms:
    barely, just now, simply, merely, scarcely, exactly, but, precisely, scarce, hardly, only

How to use just in a sentence?

  1. Leonardo Espina:

    Definitely there will be charges here, because people died, regardless of whether it was an accident or arson, people died. We are just determining what exactly happened so that we can clearly define what charges to file.

  2. State Tony Blinken:

    The U.S. and Qatar are partners economically just as we are in the security sphere.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    In spite of life's distressing circumstances. Never quit to trust in God. For, he (God) will surely take care of you sooner or later. Oh! yes, he can and he will do just that. But, provided you will continually trust in him in toto, scripture reference Nahum 1: 7). Besides, he (God) has already taken care of those whose conditions/circumstances were worser/more miserable than yours e.g. Jabez, Esther, Modecaih among others. So, keep on trusting in him (God) even against all odds.

  4. Shelly Harms:

    They just misread it.

  5. Glenn McFarlane:

    Just thinking it over, thinking it over, who's going to be the best to be commander-in-chief, who is going to be the best to lead us later on, you know the flash-in-the-pan politicians, we don't need them.

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#83872dishonorable
#104852unrighteous
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