appropriateness


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ap·pro·pri·ate

 (ə-prō′prē-ĭt)
adj.
Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place; fitting.
tr.v. (-āt′) ap·pro·pri·at·ed, ap·pro·pri·at·ing, ap·pro·pri·ates
1. To set apart for a specific use: appropriating funds for education.
2. To take possession of or make use of exclusively for oneself, often without permission: My coworker appropriated my unread newspaper.

[Middle English appropriat, from Late Latin appropriātus, past participle of appropriāre, to make one's own : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin proprius, own; see per in Indo-European roots.]

ap·pro′pri·ate·ly adv.
ap·pro′pri·ate·ness n.
ap·pro′pri·a′tive (-ā′tĭv) adj.
ap·pro′pri·a′tor n.
Synonyms: appropriate, arrogate, commandeer, confiscate
These verbs mean to seize for oneself or as one's right: appropriated the family car; arrogated the chair at the head of the table; commandeered a plane for the escape; confiscating stolen property. See Also Synonyms at allocate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.appropriateness - appropriate conductappropriateness - appropriate conduct; doing the right thing
correctitude, properness, propriety - correct or appropriate behavior
inappropriateness, wrongness - inappropriate conduct
2.appropriateness - the quality of being specially suitable
suitability, suitableness - the quality of having the properties that are right for a specific purpose; "an important requirement is suitability for long trips"
felicitousness, felicity - pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
appositeness, aptness - appropriateness for the occasion; "the phrase had considerable aptness"
just the ticket, ticket - the appropriate or desirable thing; "this car could be just the ticket for a small family"
inappropriateness, unworthiness - the quality of being not particularly suitable or befitting; "he retracted nothing that he had said about the inappropriateness of either a corporeal God or a God who is a person"; "his praise released from her loud protestations of her unworthiness"

appropriateness

Translations
مُلاءَمه، تَناسُب
vhodnost
egnethed
helyénvalóság
hentugleiki
uygunluk

appropriateness

[əˈprəʊprɪɪtnɪs] Nlo apropiado

appropriateness

n (= suitability, fittingness)Eignung f; (of dress, remark, name, for a particular occasion)Angemessenheit f

appropriate

(əˈprəupriət) adjective
suitable; proper. Her clothes were appropriate to the occasion; Complain to the appropriate authority.
apˈpropriateness noun
apˈpropriately adverb
suitably. appropriately dressed for the occasion.
References in classic literature ?
But if the criterion of mind's existence be the choice of the proper means for the attainment of a supposed end, all the acts alike seem to be inspired by intelligence, for APPROPRIATENESS characterizes them all alike.
Every line is an idea conveying either the beauty and playfulness of the fawn, or the artlessness of the maiden, or her love, or her admiration, or her grief, or the fragrance and warmth and appropriateness of the little nest-like bed of lilies and roses which the fawn devoured as it lay upon them, and could scarcely be distinguished from them by the once happy little damsel who went to seek her pet with an arch and rosy smile on her face.
All that had the crude and blended colouring, the appropriateness almost excessive, the suspicious immobility of a painted scene; and it enclosed so perfectly the accomplished acting of his amazing pretences that the rest of the world seemed shut out forever from the gorgeous spectacle.
He entered the shop, bought the extravagant bauble, and expressed it to Wareham at once, not a single doubt of its appropriateness crossing the darkness of his masculine mind.
The chevalier could call up a languishing look, he could take on a classic attitude to feign compassion, which made him a most valuable listener; he could put in an "Ah!" and a "Bah!" and a "What DID you do?" with charming appropriateness. He died without any one suspecting him of even an allusion to the tender passages of his romance with the Princess Goritza.
Vincy was inclined to take a jovial view of all things that evening: he even observed to Lydgate that Fred had got the family constitution after all, and would soon be as fine a fellow as ever again; and when his approbation of Rosamond's engagement was asked for, he gave it with astonishing facility, passing at once to general remarks on the desirableness of matrimony for young men and maidens, and apparently deducing from the whole the appropriateness of a little more punch.
"No," he said, "being a dead language, it grows in appropriateness. But please have the patience to wait: where I am going there is perhaps a better tongue.
This was the occasion when all the society of Raveloe and Tarley, whether old acquaintances separated by long rutty distances, or cooled acquaintances separated by misunderstandings concerning runaway calves, or acquaintances founded on intermittent condescension, counted on meeting and on comporting themselves with mutual appropriateness. This was the occasion on which fair dames who came on pillions sent their bandboxes before them, supplied with more than their evening costume; for the feast was not to end with a single evening, like a paltry town entertainment, where the whole supply of eatables is put on the table at once, and bedding is scanty.
An interesting innovation, diversely judged at the time and since, was Spenser's deliberate employment of rustic and archaic words, especially of the Northern dialect, which he introduced partly because of their appropriateness to the imaginary characters, partly for the sake of freshness of expression.
Tulliver himself, with his general view of law as a cockpit, might not, under opposite circumstances, have seen a fine appropriateness in the truth that "Wakem was Wakem"; since I have understood from persons versed in history, that mankind is not disposed to look narrowly into the conduct of great victors when their victory is on the right side.
Assuming an attitude, she began, "La Ligue des Rats: fable de La Fontaine." She then declaimed the little piece with an attention to punctuation and emphasis, a flexibility of voice and an appropriateness of gesture, very unusual indeed at her age, and which proved she had been carefully trained.
It did not last long, but in kind and quality, in blistering, biting appropriateness, it was beyond anything that even Kim had heard.

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