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mot justenoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌməʊˈʒuːst/  us   /ˌmoʊ-/ (plural mots justes uk   /ˌməʊˈʒuːst/  us   /ˌmoʊ-/ ) formal
the word or phrase that is ​exactlyright in a ​particularsituation
(Definition of mot juste from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mot juste”
in Chinese (Simplified) 十分恰当的话, 非常贴切的字眼…
in Chinese (Traditional) 十分恰當的用詞, 非常貼切的字眼…
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