ADV: usu ADV adj, also ADV with v (approval)
You use justly to show that you approve of someone's attitude towards something, because it seems to be based on truth or reality.
See also just

Australians are justly proud of their native wildlife.


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  • 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. [1913 Webster] Nothing can justly be despised that can not justly be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • justly — index fairly (impartially) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • justly — (adv.) early 14c., in an adjacent position, closely, from JUST (Cf. just) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Meanings truthfully, honestly, in an equitable manner, with justice, fairly are from late 14c. Sense of justifiably, with good reason is from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • justly — [adv] fairly accurately, befittingly, beneficently, benevolently, benignly, candidly, charitably, correctly, decently, decorously, duly, duteously, dutifully, equally, equitably, evenhandedly, fitly, fittingly, frankly, helpfully, honestly,… …   New thesaurus

  • justly — [just′lē] adv. 1. in a just manner 2. rightly 3. deservedly …   English World dictionary

  • justly — adv. Justly is used with these adjectives: ↑celebrated, ↑famous, ↑proud Justly is used with these verbs: ↑deserve, ↑praise, ↑punish, ↑reward, ↑rule …   Collocations dictionary

  • justly — just|ly [ dʒʌstli ] adverb 1. ) used for saying that there is a good reason for something: RIGHTLY, JUSTIFIABLY: India is justly proud of her democratic institutions. 2. ) in a fair way: FAIRLY: He failed to protect his people and rule them… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • justly — adverb 1) he is justly proud of his achievement Syn: justifiably, with (good) reason, legitimately, rightly, rightfully, deservedly Ant: unjustifiably 2) they were treated justly Syn: fairly …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • justly — UK [ˈdʒʌstlɪ] / US adverb 1) used for saying that there is a good reason for something India is justly proud of her democratic institutions. 2) in a fair way He failed to rule his people justly …   English dictionary

  • justly — /just lee/, adv. 1. in a just manner; honestly; fairly: Deal justly with the prisoners. 2. in conformity to fact or rule; accurately. 3. deservedly; as deserved. [1300 50; ME; see JUST1, LY] * * * …   Universalium

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