apt

Something apt is perfectly appropriate, clever and well-suited to the matter at hand. A "Cinderella story" might be an apt metaphor for an underdog team that makes it to the championships.

The wee cousin of aptitude, apt has the same root meaning of strength and ideal appropriateness. It can also be used in the form "to be apt to" meaning "to be likely to" do something: "With his dark, brooding persona, actor Christian Bale is an apt Batman, and audiences are apt to come to the theatres in droves to see him fight villains."

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
has 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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