apt

Something apt is perfectly appropriate, clever and well-suited to the matter at hand. If your room is small and dark, “cave-like” would be an apt description.

The wee cousin of aptitude, apt has the same root meaning of "strength and ideal appropriateness." An apt description or nickname is one that’s just right. Apt can also be used in the form "to be apt to" meaning "to be likely to" do something. You’re apt to use this word more now that you know precisely what it means!

Definitions of apt
1

adj being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

“an apt reply”
Synonyms:
apposite, pertinent
apropos
of an appropriate or pertinent nature

adj (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward

“he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant”
Synonyms:
disposed, given, minded, tending
inclined
(often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency

adj at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant

“he is apt to lose”
Synonyms:
liable
likely
having a good chance of being the case or of coming about

adj mentally quick and resourceful

“an apt pupil”
Synonyms:
clever
intelligent
having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree

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