Definitions for: Justness


[n] conformity with some esthetic standard of correctness or propriety; "it was performed with justness and beauty"
[n] the quality of being just or fair



Webster (1913) Definition: Just"ness, n.
The quality of being just; conformity to truth, propriety,
accuracy, exactness, and the like; justice; reasonableness;
fairness; equity; as, justness of proportions; the justness
of a description or representation; the justness of a cause.

In value the satisfaction I had in seeing it
represented with all the justness and gracefulness of
action. --Dryden.

Note: Justness is properly applied to things, and justice to
persons; but the distinction is not always observed.

Syn: Accuracy; exactness; correctness; propriety; fitness;
reasonableness; equity; uprightness; justice.

Synonyms: justice, nicety, rightness

Antonyms: injustice, unjustness

See Also: conformance, conformity, equity, fairness, natural virtue, right, righteousness, rightfulness




Famous Quotes Containing Justness:


A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.

-- Robert Hall (English Clergyman)


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