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
    informal

    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

    informal

    pretty much

    literary

    well-nigh