HyperDic: apt

English > 4 senses of the word apt:
ADJECTIVEallapt, disposed, given, minded, tending(usually followed by 'to') naturally disposed toward
allapt, liableat risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant
allapt, clevermentally quick and resourceful
allapt, apposite, pertinentbeing of striking appropriateness and pertinence
apt > pronunciation
Soundsae'pt
Rhymesadapt ... wrapped: 12 rhymes with aept...
English > apt: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(usually followed by 'to') naturally disposed toward.
Example"he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"
Synonymsdisposed, given, minded, tending
Broaderinclined(often followed by 'to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency
Spanishapto
Nounsaptnessa disposition to behave in a certain way
English > apt: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningAt risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant.
Example"he is apt to lose"
Synonymliable
BroaderlikelyHas a good chance of being the case or of coming about
Spanishpropenso
Catalanpropens
Nounsaptnessa disposition to behave in a certain way
English > apt: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningmentally quick and resourceful.
Example"an apt pupil"
Synonymclever
BroaderintelligentHaving the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree
Spanishavispado, despierto, inteligente, listo
Catalanespavilat, intel·ligent, llest
Adverbsaptlywith competence
English > apt: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningOf striking appropriateness and pertinence.
Example "an apt reply"
Synonymsapposite, pertinent
BroaderaproposOf an appropriate or pertinent nature
Spanishapropiado, apto, pertinente
Catalanapropiat, apte, pertinent
Nounsaptnessappropriateness for the occasion

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