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APT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does apt mean? 

APT (adjective)
  The adjective APT has 4 senses:

1. at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant
2. mentally quick and resourceful
3. (usually followed by 'to') naturally disposed toward
4. being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

  Familiarity information: APT used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


APT (adjective)


Sense 1apt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

At risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant

Synonyms:

apt; liable

Context examples:

he is apt to lose / she is liable to forget

Similar:

likely (has a good chance of being the case or of coming about)


Sense 2apt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mentally quick and resourceful

Synonyms:

apt; clever

Context examples:

an apt pupil / you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold

Similar:

intelligent (having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree)


Sense 3apt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(usually followed by 'to') naturally disposed toward

Synonyms:

tending; disposed; minded; given; apt

Context examples:

he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant / I am not minded to answer any questions

Similar:

inclined ((often followed by 'to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency)


Sense 4apt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

Synonyms:

apposite; pertinent; apt; appropriate

Context examples:

the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images / an apt reply

Similar:

apropos (of an appropriate or pertinent nature)


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