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apt

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of apt

  1. 1 having a tendency to be or act in a certain way that dog is apt to run off if you don't put him on a leash Synonyms of apt prone, given, inclined, tendingWords Related to apt choosing, preferring; disposed, liable, likely, minded, predisposed, willingNear Antonyms of apt averse, disinclined, indisposed, loath (also loth or loathe), unwilling

  2. 2 meeting the requirements of a purpose or situation “gingerbread” is certainly an apt description for that house with all the ornate trim Synonyms of apt applicable, appropriate, fit, becoming, befitting, felicitous, fitted, fitting, good, happy, meet, pretty, proper, right, suitableWords Related to apt condign, deserved, just, justified; needed, required, requisite; able, capable, competent, cut out, qualified, trained; pitch-perfect; acceptable, adequate, decent, kosher, satisfactory, serviceable, tolerable; correct, decorous, respectable, seemly; balanced, companionate, congruous, consonant, harmonious; rightfulNear Antonyms of apt incapable, incompetent, inept, inexpert, unqualified, unskilled, unskillful, untrained; inadequate, intolerable, unacceptable, unsatisfactory; graceless, incorrect, indecorous; incompatible, uncongenialAntonyms of apt improper, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, indecent, infelicitous, malapropos, misbecoming, unapt, unbecoming, unbeseeming, unfit, unfitting, unhappy, unmeet, unseemly, unsuitable, wrong

Synonym Discussion of apt

fit, suitable, meet, proper, appropriate, fitting, apt, happy, felicitous mean right with respect to some end, need, use, or circumstance. fit stresses adaptability and sometimes special readiness for use or action.
    • fit for battle
suitable implies an answering to requirements or demands.
    • clothes suitable for camping
meet suggests a just proportioning.
    • meet payment
proper suggests a suitability through essential nature or accordance with custom.
    • proper acknowledgement
appropriate implies eminent or distinctive fitness.
    • an appropriate gift
fitting implies harmony of mood or tone.
    • a fitting end
apt connotes a fitness marked by nicety and discrimination.
    • apt quotations
happy suggests what is effectively or successfully appropriate.
    • a happy choice of words
felicitous suggests an aptness that is opportune, telling, or graceful.
    • a felicitous phrase


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