[ moh zhyst ]
/ moʊ ˈʒüst /
noun, plural mots justes [moh zhyst] /moʊ ˈʒüst/. French.
the exact, appropriate word.
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Can be confusedbon mot mot juste
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British Dictionary definitions for mot juste
/ French (mo ʒyst) /
noun plural mots justes (mo ʒyst)
the appropriate word or expression
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