Just vs. Simply

Just vs. Simply — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Just and Simply

Justadjective

Honorable and fair in one's dealings and actions

a just ruler. ].

Simplyadverb

In a plain and unadorned way

dresses simply.

Justnoun

Variant of joust.

Simplyadverb

In an unambiguous way; clearly

explained the concept simply.

Justadjective

Factually right, correct; factual.

It is a just assessment of the facts.

Simplyadverb

Not wisely or sensibly; foolishly.

Justadjective

Rationally right, correct.

Simplyadverb

Merely; only

It is simply a matter of time.

Justadjective

Morally right; upright, righteous, equitable; fair.

It looks like a just solution at first glance.

Simplyadverb

Absolutely; altogether

simply delicious.

Justadjective

Proper, adequate.

Simplyadverb

Frankly; candidly

You are, quite simply, the best candidate for the job.

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

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

Justadverb

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

Just follow the directions on the box.

Simplyadverb

(manner) Plainly; without art or subtlety

Justadverb

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

I just called to say "hi".

Simplyadverb

(manner) Weakly; foolishly; stupidly.

Justadverb

(speech act) Used to show humility.

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

Simplyadverb

(focus) Merely; solely.

I was simply asking a question.

Justadverb

(degree) absolutely, positively

It is just splendid!

Simplyadverb

(degree) absolutely, positively.

That was a simply wonderful dessert.

Justadverb

Moments ago, recently.

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

Simplyadverb

(speech act) Frankly.

Simply, he just fired you.

Justadverb

By a narrow margin; closely; nearly.

The fastball just missed my head!The piece just might fit.

Simplyadverb

and nothing more;

I was merely askingit is simply a matter of timejust a scratchhe was only a childhopes that last but a moment

Justadverb

Exactly, precisely, perfectly.

He wants everything just right for the big day.

Simplyadverb

absolutely; altogether; really;

we are simply broke

Justinterjection

(slang) Expressing dismay or discontent.

Simplyadverb

in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment;

she was dressed plainlythey lived very simply

Justnoun

A joust, tournament.

Simplyadverb

absolutely;

I just can't take it anymorehe was just grand as Romeoit's simply beautiful!

Justverb

To joust, fight a tournament.

Justadjective

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

a just and lasting peacea kind and just mana just rewardhis just inheritance

Justadjective

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

equitable treatment of all citizensan 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 refereefair dealon a fair footinga fair fightby fair means or foul

Justadjective

of moral excellence;

a genuinely good persona just causean upright and respectable manthe life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous

Justadverb

and nothing more;

I was merely askingit is simply a matter of timejust a scratchhe was only a childhopes that last but a moment

Justadverb

indicating exactness or preciseness;

he was doing precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to doit was just as he said--the jewel was goneit has just enough salt

Justadverb

only a moment ago;

he has just arrivedthe sun just now came out

Justadverb

absolutely;

I just can't take it anymorehe was just grand as Romeoit's simply beautiful!

Justadverb

by a small margin;

they could barely hear the speakerwe hardly knew themjust missed being hithad scarcely rung the bell when the door flew openwould have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave