apt´ness

apt´ness
apt «apt», adjective.
1. fitted by nature; likely (to): »

A careless person is apt to make mistakes.

SYNONYM(S): inclined, liable, prone.
2. right for the occasion; suitable; fitting; appropriate: »

His apt reply to the question showed that he had understood it very well.

SYNONYM(S): apposite.
3. quick to learn; intelligent: »

Some pupils in our class are more apt than others.

SYNONYM(S): prompt, ready, bright.
[< Latin aptus joined, fitted]
apt´ly, adverb.
apt´ness, noun.
Usage See likely for usage note.
apt.,
apartment.
APT (no periods),
1. advanced passenger train (a train capable of speeds of 150 miles per hour).
2. automatic picture transmission (used to send pictures to earth from artificial satellites).
3. automatically programmed tool (a system of machine-tool automation or numerical control).

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • in|apt´ness — in|apt «ihn APT», adjective. 1. not apt; not suitable; unfit. SYNONYM(S): inappropriate, inapposite. 2. unskillful; awkward. SYNONYM(S): unhandy. –in|apt´ly, adverb. – …   Useful english dictionary

  • un|apt´ness — un|apt «uhn APT», adjective. 1. not fit or appropriate; unsuitable: »an unapt remark. 2. not normally likely or inclined; not prone by habit or nature: »a mind unapt to wander. 3. not skillful or dexterous; awkward; clumsy: »to be unapt with a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • apt — apt·i·an; apt·ly; apt·ness; co·apt; in·apt; per·i·apt; un·apt; apt; in·apt·ly; in·apt·ness; un·apt·ly; un·apt·ness; …   English syllables

  • ness — ness·ber·ry; ness·ler·iza·tion; ness·ler·ize; ness·ler s; new·fan·gled·ness; new·ness; news·i·ness; nice·ness; nig·gard·li·ness; nig·gard·ness; nigh·ness; nip·pi·ness; no·ble·ness; nois·i·ness; non·cha·lant·ness; north·er·li·ness; north·ness;… …   English syllables

  • apt´ly — apt «apt», adjective. 1. fitted by nature; likely (to): »A careless person is apt to make mistakes. SYNONYM(S): inclined, liable, prone. 2. right for the occasion; suitable; fitting; …   Useful english dictionary

  • apt — [[t]æpt[/t]] adj. 1) disposed; prone: too apt to slander others[/ex] 2) likely: Am I apt to find him at home?[/ex] 3) being quick to learn; bright: an apt pupil[/ex] 4) suited to the purpose or occasion: an apt metaphor[/ex] • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • apt. — pl. apts. apartment. * * * apt «apt», adjective. 1. fitted by nature; likely (to): »A careless person is apt to make mistakes. SYNONYM(S): inclined, liable, prone. 2. right for the occasio …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|apt´ly — in|apt «ihn APT», adjective. 1. not apt; not suitable; unfit. SYNONYM(S): inappropriate, inapposite. 2. unskillful; awkward. SYNONYM(S): unhandy. –in|apt´ly, adverb. – …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|apt — «ihn APT», adjective. 1. not apt; not suitable; unfit. SYNONYM(S): inappropriate, inapposite. 2. unskillful; awkward. SYNONYM(S): unhandy. –in|apt´ly, adverb. – …   Useful english dictionary

  • un|apt´ly — un|apt «uhn APT», adjective. 1. not fit or appropriate; unsuitable: »an unapt remark. 2. not normally likely or inclined; not prone by habit or nature: »a mind unapt to wander. 3. not skillful or dexterous; awkward; clumsy: »to be unapt with a… …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”