Mot juste  

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  1. Exactly the right word or phrasing.

"the just word"; the right word at the right time. French uses it often in the expression chercher le mot juste (to search for the right word)

Flaubert was a notorious perfectionist in his writing and claimed to always be searching for le mot juste (the right word).





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