mot juste

mot juste
mot juste [ˌməu ˈʒu:st US ˌmou-] n plural mots justes (same pronunciation) formal
[Date: 1900-2000; : French; Origin: 'exact word']
the/le mot juste
exactly the right word or phrase
She paused, searching for the mot juste.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • mot juste — ► NOUN (pl. mots justes pronunc. same) (the mot juste) ▪ the most appropriate word or expression. ORIGIN French, appropriate word …   English terms dictionary

  • mot juste* — mot juste [[t]moʊ ˈʒüst[/t]] n. pl. mots justes [[t]moʊ ˈʒüst[/t]] fr. fot the exact or appropriate word …   From formal English to slang

  • mot juste — [mō zhüst′] n. pl. mots justes [mō zhüst′] [Fr] exactly the word or phrase wanted; just the right word or phrase …   English World dictionary

  • mot juste — UK [ˌməʊ ˈʒuːst] / US [moʊ ˈʒust] noun [countable] Word forms mot juste : singular mot juste plural mots justes UK [ˌməʊz ˈʒuːst] / US [moʊz ˈʒust] exactly the right word or phrase …   English dictionary

  • mot juste —    (moh JÜST) [French] The most precise or appropriate word; the perfect expression.    This author found the mot juste to describe the social life of her celebrated neighbor …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • mot juste — [məʊ ʒu:st] noun (plural mots justes pronunciation same) (the mot juste) the exact, appropriate word. Origin from Fr …   English new terms dictionary

  • mot juste — plural mots justes same pronunciation noun (C) French exactly the right word or phrase: How can I describe her? I m searching for the mot juste ... Yes, that s it slender …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mot juste — noun (plural mots justes) Etymology: French Date: 1912 the exactly right word or phrasing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mot juste — /moh zhyuust /, pl. mots justes /moh zhyuust /. French. the exact, appropriate word. * * * …   Universalium

  • mot juste — noun /məʊˈʒuːst/ The perfectly appropriate word or phrase for the situation …   Wiktionary

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