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Appropriate or relevant: chose an apposite name for the dog; felt the comments were not apposite to the discussion.

[Latin appositus, past participle of appōnere, to put near : ad-, ad- + pōnere, to put; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]

ap′po·site·ly adv.
ap′po·site·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.appositeness - appropriateness for the occasion; "the phrase had considerable aptness"
appropriateness - the quality of being specially suitable
inappositeness, inaptness - inappropriateness; "greater inaptness of expression would be hard to imagine"


References in classic literature ?
But the chief peculiarity of his speech was its directness and appositeness.
Why, so they are, Uncle Venner," remarked Phoebe after a pause; for she had been trying to fathom the profundity and appositeness of this concluding apothegm.
I could not at the moment recall Enoch's appositeness, so I had to ask a simple question, though I felt that by so doing I was lowering myself in the eyes of the lunatic.
Thus the state of the world today paradoxically imbues the century-old Firminist canon with great appositeness.
Given that she herself published three poems transatlantically in 1861 in the months leading up to her death, (26) and that Kate Field's appreciative memorial essay on EBB had appeared in the September 1861 Atlantic Monthly, (27) there was poetic appositeness in Browning's publishing three of his own poems in that magazine.
This makes the appositeness of her work to the environment, and the sympathy between her and Echeverria, all the more striking.
He recommended that Wilberforce "attend to conciseness, terseness, appositeness in your English and Latin," saying, "It should be a distinct exercise with you.
s at Bell Labs, nine secretaries at Bell Labs, and seven female Filipinos living in the United States to rank them in order of appositeness (how well the rearranged letters captured the thought of the original).
Insufficient frequency and appositeness of quality, efficiency and tracebility indicators;
Clark is at pains to point out that the absence of environmental issues in Derrida's writing, considered in the light of the odd appositeness of those issues to his mode of questioning, means that a "kind of invention" (2010, 132) of deconstruction is necessary if one is to bring it to bear on climate change.
It also, however, involves a requirement of substantive appositeness of "match" or "fit" between the particular substantive punishment and this particular crime and this particular criminal: is this the best kind of punishment by which to communicate to this offender an appropriate judgment on her particular crime?
Though Romantic classicism has traditionary been represented in terms of its Hellenism (one immediately thinks of Shelley's declaration in the preface to Hellas, "We are all Greeks"), Sachs persuasively argues that "republican Rome becomes increasingly relevant in Romantic Britain because in a period of political unrest and imperial expansion, the appositeness of the Roman example for Britain provides a conceptual enhancement of what Rome means" (3).