apposite | appositeness

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something highly appropriate

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apposite - relevant

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Something ‘apposite’ is relevant or suitable to a particular occasion or to what is being discussed. This formal word implies a logical connection and a high degree of pertinence, meaning that it should not be dispensed with or ignored. Most commonly used in a professional context.

Synonyms apropos,pertinent
Antonyms infelicitous

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  1. Please feel free to interject with your own opinion during the meeting, as long as what you have to say is apposite to the discussion.

  2. I really question the appositeness of taking such a hardline approach to dealing with the crisis. I believe a more nuanced solution is necessary.

  3. Tim’s speech was pleasingly brief and to the point. He just made a few apposite remarks rather than droning on.

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