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Definition of mot juste noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mot juste

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌməʊ ˈʒuːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmoʊ ˈʒuːst//
 
(pl. mots justes
BrE BrE//ˌməʊ ˈʒuːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmoʊ ˈʒuːst//
 
)
(from French)
 
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the exact word that is appropriate for the situation
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mot juste