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Fitting and to the point. See Synonyms at relevant.
1. At an appropriate time; opportunely.
2. By the way; incidentally: Apropos, where were you yesterday?
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).]
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]
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]
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|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"|
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.
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