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justness

[juhst-nis]
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noun
  1. the quality or state of being just, equitable, or right: His justness was never doubted.
  2. conformity to fact or rule; correctness; exactness.
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Origin of justness

First recorded in 1400–50, justness is from the late Middle English word justnesse. See just1, -ness
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Related Words for justness

courtesy, duty, right, honesty, veracity, due, goodness, disinterestedness, integrity, civility, objectiveness, justice, disinterest, decorum, impartiality, dispassion, equity, seemliness, objectivity, tolerance

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Historical Examples of justness

  • In effect the picture there that Monsieur designs is of a justness, but of a justness!

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 30, 1914

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  • I acknowledge the justness of the complaint—I see its force, and appreciate its value.

    Nuts and Nutcrackers

    Charles James Lever

  • Such was the fact; as to the justness of their charges, I have nothing to say.

  • Providence, in the justness of his ways, has deprived her of an excellent mother.

  • The bystanders seemed to acquiesce in the justness and rightfulness of the action.


Word Origin and History for justness

n.

early 15c., from just (adj.) + -ness.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper