apt | aptly | aptness

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Civil Services

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Meaning(s)

very suitable

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apt - appropriate

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Something ‘apt’ is typically a remark, name, description, or choice that is appropriate for a particular situation or in the present circumstances. An apt person is somebody considered fitting or qualified for a particular role.

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Synonyms fitting,relevant,pertinent
Antonyms improper,unseemly,inapplicable

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  1. The editorial in today’s paper gave an apt description of the current situation. It really summed things up.

  2. The town I passed through was a dull, grey place that was aptly named ‘Blandstown’.

  3. Henry will be retiring this year, so I could appreciate the aptness of giving him the keynote speech at the annual conference.

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