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mot juste

[moh zhyst] /moʊ ˈʒüst/
noun, plural mots justes
[moh zhyst] /moʊ ˈʒüst/ (Show IPA).
the exact, appropriate word.
Can be confused
bon mot, mot juste. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for mot-juste

mot juste

/mo ʒyst/
noun (pl) mots justes (mo ʒyst)
the appropriate word or expression
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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