JUST'LY, adv. [from just.] In conformity to law, justice or propriety; by right. The offender is justly condemned. The hero is justly rewarded, applauded or honored. 1. According to truth and facts. His character is justly described. 2. Honestly; fairly; with integrity; as, to do justly. Micah 6. 3. Properly; accurately; exactly. Their feet assist their hands, and justly beat the ground.
adv 1: with honesty; "he was rightly considered the greatest singer of his time" [syn: rightly, justly, justifiedly] [ant: unjustly] 2: in accordance with moral or social standards; "that serves him right"; "do right by him" [syn: justly, right]
Justly Just"ly, adv. [From Just, a.] In a just manner; in conformity to law, justice, or propriety; by right; honestly; fairly; accurately. ``In equal balance justly weighed.'' --Shak. Nothing can justly be despised that can not justly be blamed: where there is no choice there can be no blame. --South.
You use justly to show that you approve of someone's attitude towards something, because it seems to be based on truth or reality. Australians are justly proud of their native wildlife.= justifiably ADV: usu ADV adj, also ADV with v [approval] see alsojust