mot juste


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mot juste

 (mō zhüst′)
n. pl. mots justes (mō zhüst′)
Exactly the right word or expression.

[French : mot, word + juste, right.]
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mot juste

(mo ʒyst)
n, pl mots justes (mo ʒyst)
the appropriate word or expression
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mot juste

(moʊ ˈʒüst)

n., pl. mots justes (moʊ ˈʒüst) French.
the exact or appropriate word.
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mot juste

A French phrase meaning right word, used to mean the most appropriate expression.
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Noun1.mot juste - the appropriate word or expression
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mot juste

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Roger Varian is doubly represented through Mot Juste and Qipco 1000 Guineas third Qabala, Sir Michael Stoute's Veracious completing the septet.
Market leader Qabala (right) is unbeaten in two starts, and posted an encouraging trial for today's Classic when beating stablemate Mot Juste in the Group 3 Nell Gwyn Stakes at the Craven meeting last month.
It was no wonder the Roger Varian-trained filly leapt to the head of the ante-post market for today's Classic after she showed a tremendous turn of foot to beat her stablemate Mot Juste.
It was no wonder the Roger Varian-trained filly leapt to the head of the ante-post market for Sunday's Classic after she showed a tremendous turn of foot to beat her stablemate Mot Juste.
It was no wonder the Roger Varian-trained filly leapt to the head of the ante-post market for Sunday's Classic, after she showed a tremendous turn of foot to beat her stablemate Mot Juste.
It was no wonder the Roger Varian-trained filly leapt to the head of the ante-post market for the Classic after she showed a tremendous turn of foot to beat her stablemate Mot Juste.
It was no wonder the Roger Variantrained filly leaped to the head of the ante-post market for tomorrow's Classic after she showed a tremendous turn of foot to beat her stablemate Mot Juste.
It was no wonder the Roger Variantrained filly leapt to the head of the ante-post market for Sunday's Classic after she showed a tremendous turn of foot to beat her stablemate Mot Juste.
Qabala and Mot Juste Roger Varian had his 1,000 Guineas hopes out at 6am on the Al Bahathri, where his Nell Gwyn 1-2 breezed separately over seven furlongs.
Her trainer Roger Varian has also left in Mot Juste, who was runner-up to her stablemate in the Group Three contest over seven furlongs at Newmarket's Craven meeting.
As Levitin writes in his commentary, "Flaubert was wrong when he spoke of 'le mot juste! The very nature of reality and language precludes such a thing.