aptness


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Related to aptness: emulously, suitability

apt

 (ăpt)
adj.
1. Exactly suitable; appropriate: an apt reply.
2. Having a natural tendency; inclined: She is apt to take offense easily. See Usage Note at liable.
3. Quick to learn or understand: an apt student.

[Middle English, from Old French apte, from Latin aptus, past participle of apere, to fasten.]

apt′ly adv.
apt′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aptness - a disposition to behave in a certain way; "the aptness of iron to rust"; "the propensity of disease to spread"
disposition - a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing; "a swelling with a disposition to rupture"
2.aptness - 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"

aptness

noun
An innate capability:
Translations
مُلائَمَة
vhodnost
egnethedskarphed
réttleiki, viîeiganleiki; hnyttni
uygunluk

aptness

[ˈæptnɪs] N [of name, description] → lo acertado, lo apropiado; [of remark] → lo acertado, lo oportuno

aptness

n
(= suitability) the aptness of the name was obviousder Name war offensichtlich passend
(= aptitude)Begabung f
(= liability, likelihood)Neigung f

aptness

[ˈæptnɪs] nopportunità f inv

apt

(ӕpt) adjective
1. (with to) likely. He is apt to get angry if you ask a lot of questions.
2. suitable. an apt remark.
3. clever; quick to learn. an apt student.
ˈaptly adverb
ˈaptness noun
References in classic literature ?
The descriptive aptness of the phrase caught the house, and a mighty burst of laughter followed.
She had been jealous of her at college, where she had esteemed herself the better bred of the two; but that opinion had hardly consoled her for Agatha's superior quickness of wit, dexterity of hand, audacity, aptness of resource, capacity for forming or following intricate associations of ideas, and consequent power to dazzle others.
His friends were those of his own blood or those whom he had known the longest; his affections, like ivy, were the growth of time, they implied no aptness in the object.
Jean, if monsieur pleases," replied the newcomer, "Jean Passepartout, a surname which has clung to me because I have a natural aptness for going out of one business into another.
I consider one American," said he, "equal to three Canadians in point of sagacity, aptness at resources, self-dependence, and fearlessness of spirit.
Hunt, who first descried them, checked the eagerness of his companions, knowing the unwillingness of these Indians to part with their horses, and their aptness to hurry them off and conceal them, in case of an alarm.
I marvelled at its aptness, and also that it should have come to me so pat.
His hopeful craze seemed to mock her own want of hope with so bitter an aptness that in her ner- vous irritation she could have screamed at him out- right.
It is true, that if the affection or aptness of the children be extraordinary, then it is good not to cross it; but generally the precept is good, optimum elige, suave et facile illud faciet consuetudo.
It was for herself that he loved Tess; her soul, her heart, her substance--not for her skill in the dairy, her aptness as his scholar, and certainly not for her simple formal faith-professions.
I despaired of ever expressing myself with such aptness or with such fluency.
Now there is no one circumstance in which the distempers of the mind bear a more exact analogy to those which are called bodily, than that aptness which both have to a relapse.