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Just vs. Simply

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Justadjective

Factually right, correct; factual.

‘It is a just assessment of the facts.’;

Simplyadverb

(manner) In a simple way or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; alone.

Justadjective

Rationally right, correct.

Simplyadverb

(manner) Plainly; without art or subtlety

Justadjective

Morally right; upright, righteous, equitable; fair.

‘It looks like a just solution at first glance.’;

Simplyadverb

(manner) Weakly; foolishly; stupidly.

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Justadjective

Proper, adequate.

Simplyadverb

(focus) Merely; solely.

‘I was simply asking a question.’;

Justadverb

Only, simply, merely.

‘Plant just a few tomatoes, unless you can freeze or dry them.’; ‘He calls it vermilion, but it's just red to me.’;

Simplyadverb

(degree) absolutely, positively.

‘That was a simply wonderful dessert.’;

Justadverb

(sentence adverb) Used to reduce the force of an imperative; simply.

‘Just follow the directions on the box.’;

Simplyadverb

(speech act) Frankly.

‘Simply, he just fired you.’;

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Justadverb

(speech act) Used to convey a less serious or formal tone

‘I just called to say "hi".’;

Simplyadverb

In a simple manner or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; along; merely; solely; barely.

‘[They] make that now good or evil, . . . which otherwise of itself were not simply the one or the other.’; ‘Simply the thing I amShall make me live.’;

Justadverb

(speech act) Used to show humility.

‘Lord, we just want to thank You and praise Your Name.’;

Simplyadverb

Plainly; without art or subtlety.

‘Subverting worldly strong and worldly wiseBy simply meek.’;

Justadverb

(degree) absolutely, positively

‘It is just splendid!’;

Simplyadverb

Weakly; foolishly.

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Justadverb

Moments ago, recently.

‘They just left, but you may leave a message at the desk.’;

Simplyadverb

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’;

Justadverb

By a narrow margin; closely; nearly.

‘The fastball just missed my head!’; ‘The piece just might fit.’;

Simplyadverb

absolutely; altogether; really;

‘we are simply broke’;

Justadverb

Exactly, precisely, perfectly.

‘He wants everything just right for the big day.’;

Simplyadverb

in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment;

‘she was dressed plainly’; ‘they lived very simply’;

Justinterjection

(slang) Expressing dismay or discontent.

Simplyadverb

absolutely;

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

Justnoun

A joust, tournament.

Simplyadverb

in a straightforward or plain manner

‘she spoke simply and from the heart’;

Justverb

To joust, fight a tournament.

Simplyadverb

merely; just

‘simply complete the application form’;

Justadjective

Conforming or conformable to rectitude or justice; not doing wrong to any; violating no right or obligation; upright; righteous; honest; true; - said both of persons and things.

‘There is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.’; ‘Just balances, just weights, . . . shall ye have.’; ‘How should man be just with God?’; ‘We know your grace to be a man.Just and upright.’;

Simplyadverb

absolutely; completely (used for emphasis)

‘it makes Trevor simply furious’;

Justadjective

Not transgressing the requirement of truth and propriety; conformed to the truth of things, to reason, or to a proper standard; exact; normal; reasonable; regular; due; as, a just statement; a just inference.

‘Just of thy word, in every thought sincere.’; ‘The prince is here at hand: pleaseth your lordshipTo meet his grace just distance 'tween our armies.’; ‘He was a comely personage, a little above just stature.’; ‘Fire fitted with just materials casts a constant heat.’; ‘When allThe war shall stand ranged in its just array.’; ‘Their names alone would make a just volume.’;

Simplyadverb

used to introduce a short summary of a situation

‘quite simply, some things have to be taught’;

Justadjective

Rendering or disposed to render to each one his due; equitable; fair; impartial; as, just judge.

‘Men are commonly so just to virtue and goodness as to praise it in others, even when they do not practice it themselves.’;

Justadverb

Precisely; exactly; - in place, time, or degree; neither more nor less than is stated.

‘And having just enough, not covet more.’; ‘The god Pan guided my hand just to the heart of the beast.’; ‘To-night, at Herne's oak, just 'twixt twelve and one.’;

Justadverb

Closely; nearly; almost.

‘Just at the point of death.’;

Justadverb

Barely; merely; scarcely; only; by a very small space or time; as, he just missed the train; just too late.

‘A soft Etesian galeBut just inspired and gently swelled the sail.’;

Justverb

To joust.

Justnoun

A joust.

Justadjective

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

‘a just and lasting peace’; ‘a kind and just man’; ‘a just reward’; ‘his just inheritance’;

Justadjective

implying justice dictated by reason, conscience, and a natural sense of what is fair to all;

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

Justadjective

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

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

Justadjective

of moral excellence;

‘a genuinely good person’; ‘a just cause’; ‘an upright and respectable man’; ‘the life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous’;

Justadverb

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’;

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’;

Justadverb

only a moment ago;

‘he has just arrived’; ‘the sun just now came out’;

Justadverb

absolutely;

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

Justadverb

by a small margin;

‘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’;

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