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    Default What's that word? Mot juste, sucka!

    Mot juste (mo zhüst) Exactly the right word or expression. [French : mot, word + juste, right.]

    I've fantasized about this thread for years. A place to go for help when we can't find the perfect word for our sentences. I know I'm not the only one. Ready? I'll start. Also, please embolden your questions so we can scroll through the thread with greater...something.




    "It was more a request for evidence, but historically, the Nobel prize is not given to tyrants and frauds. It's not proof that the Dalai Lama is a noble person, but it's an indication that, at the very least, creates a presumption of ____________."

    Moral uprightness? Moral upstanding? I'm looking for one word. :steam:

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    Righteousness?

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    Rectitude!

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    Probity

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    I like, but it hasn't hit the spot.

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    *throws a heavy dictionary at you*

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    Thaaaaat got it.

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    Virtue?

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    integrity?

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    ^ like.

    promoting positive intent (??)

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