Definition of juste milieu in English:

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juste milieu

Pronunciation: /ˌʒuːst mɪˈljəː/
/ʒystə miljø/

noun

The happy medium; judicious moderation.
Example sentences
  • The former found in Romanticism a language that gave nationalism a new mystical and populist force, while moderates looked instead to the juste milieu embodied by the July Monarchy in France.
  • Tocqueville's rhetorical adversaries in that chapter were the nervous liberals of the juste milieu in France who feared that extending democratic rights would endanger social stability.
  • Because I seek solace in music, god knows, ever since the blessings of non-intervention and the juste milieu!

Origin

French, literally 'correct mean'.

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