EnglishJustI was just asked to define it by a non-native English speaker. I can think of no other English word that can take on so many different meanings.

In one context, the word has connotations of righteousness or propriety: - *"The court reached a just conclusion."* In another, it minimizes whatever it's describing: - *"I just had to buy it."* - *"I just wanted to know if you were free after tomorrow's meeting."* - *"Donald Trump is just a demagogue."* In another, it emphasizes what it's describing: - *"Just get ahold of yourself!"* In another, it emphasizes a sense of immediateness as well: - *"I just beat Halo 12 on Legendary!"* - *"I just shit my pants!"* - *"Did you just insult my mother?"*