just - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    formal if a situation is just, everyone is treated equally and in a reasonable way

    Our goal is a just and lasting peace.

    a just society

    Few people think that the decision was just.

    1. a.
      morally right, or supported by a good reason

      Many Americans no longer viewed it as a just war.

      just cause:

      The rebels believe they are fighting for a just cause.

  2. 2
    a just reward or punishment is one that is deserved

    The prize was a just reward for all their efforts.

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