apropos


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ap·ro·pos

 (ăp′rə-pō′)
adj.
Fitting and to the point. See Synonyms at relevant.
adv.
1. At an appropriate time; opportunely.
2. By the way; incidentally: Apropos, where were you yesterday?
prep.
With regard to; concerning: Apropos our date for lunch, I can't go.

[French à propos : à, to (from Old French a, from Latin ad; see ad-) + propos, purpose (from Latin prōpositum, from neuter past participle of prōpōnere, to intend; see propose).]

apropos

(ˌæprəˈpəʊ)
adj
appropriate; pertinent
adv
1. appropriately or pertinently
2. by the way; incidentally
3. apropos of (preposition) with regard to; in respect of
[C17: from French à propos to the purpose]

ap•ro•pos

(ˌæp rəˈpoʊ)

adv.
1. at the right time; opportunely.
2. by the way.
adj.
3. being appropriate and timely: apropos remarks.
Idioms:
apropos of, with reference to: apropos of your idea.
[1660–70; < French à propos literally, to purpose < Latin ad prōpositum]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.apropos - of an appropriate or pertinent nature
appropriate - suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc; "a book not appropriate for children"; "a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity"; "it seems that an apology is appropriate"
malapropos - of an inappropriate or incorrectly applied nature
Adv.1.apropos - at an opportune time; "your letter arrived apropos"
2.apropos - introducing a different topic; in point of fact; "incidentally, I won't go to the party"

apropos

preposition concerning, about, re, regarding, respecting, on the subject of, in respect of, as to, with reference to, in re, in the matter of, as regards, in or with regard to All my suggestions apropos the script were accepted.
apropos of nothing arbitrarily, randomly, for no reason, irrelevantly Suddenly, apropos of nothing, he said, 'You're such an optimist.'

apropos

adjective
Related to the matter at hand:
Idiom: to the point.
Translations
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apropos

[ˌæprəˈpəʊ]
A. ADVa propósito
B. PREP apropos ofa propósito de
C. ADJoportuno

apropos

[ˌæprəˈpəʊ]
prep (also apropos of) (= with reference to) → à propos de
adj (= appropriate) → approprié(e)

apropos

prep (also apropos of)apropos (+nom); apropos of nothingganz nebenbei
adj pred remarkpassend, treffend

apropos

[ˌæprəˈpəʊ]
1. prep (with regard to) apropos (of)a proposito di
2. adv (frm) (incidentally) → a proposito
3. adj (frm) → appropriato/a
you look very apropos in that suit → sei proprio vestito nel modo giusto
References in classic literature ?
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And of a sudden, apropos of nothing, standing there alone in the secret chamber of the Mahars of Pellucidar, I realized that I loved Dian the Beautiful.
My dearest wish is the success of Berande," Joan had just said, apropos of a discussion about the cheapening of freights on copra to market.
Hyde, "lt is as well we have met; and apropos, you should have my address.
It ees ver apropos of saircumstance,” said the French-.
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Apropos the last named, Rivena Ridikir complained to our Emily Kubo that "these guys obviously have a fetish .
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