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PERTINENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pertinent mean? 

PERTINENT (adjective)
  The adjective PERTINENT has 2 senses:

1. having precise or logical relevance to the matter at hand
2. being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

  Familiarity information: PERTINENT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PERTINENT (adjective)


Sense 1pertinent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having precise or logical relevance to the matter at hand

Synonyms:

pertinent; to the point

Context examples:

a list of articles pertinent to the discussion / remarks that were to the point

Similar:

relevant (having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue)


Sense 2pertinent [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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