mot juste

[moh zhyst]

noun, plural mots justes [moh zhyst] /moʊ ˈʒüst/. French.

the exact, appropriate word.

Can be confusedbon mot mot juste
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British Dictionary definitions for mot juste

mot juste

noun plural mots justes (mo ʒyst)

the appropriate word or expression
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