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View synonyms for mot juste

mot juste

[ moh zhyst ]

noun

, French.
, plural mots justes [moh , zhyst].
  1. the exact, appropriate word.


mot juste

/ mo ʒyst /

noun

  1. the appropriate word or expression


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Example Sentences

And that is the mot juste, as the French have it; that is what the orphanage was, and what the good founder was—imposing.

I had already essayed to write, and was immensely keen on the mot juste, that Holy Grail of the period.

The mixing up of our identities is probably explained by the fact that we are both stylists and seekers for the mot juste.

The wedge-shaped mass, immense foundations and pointed apex were the mot juste in outline.

And yet, that inner commotion was so violent, he felt a little bewildered about the mot juste.

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