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English definition of “mot juste”

mot juste

noun [C usually singular]     /ˌməʊˈʒuːst/ US  /ˌmoʊ-/ (plural mots justes) formal
the word or phrase that is exactly right in a particular situation Foreign words and phrases used in EnglishRemarks and remarkingExpressing and asking opinions
(Definition of mot juste noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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