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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. apt

    Clever, as used in England, especially implies an aptitude for study or learning, and for excellent tho not preeminent mental achievement. The early New England usage as implying simple and weak good nature has largely affected the use of the word throughout the United States, where it has never been much in favor. Smart, indicating dashing ability, is now coming to have a suggestion of unscrupulousness, similar to that of the word sharp, which makes its use a doubtful compliment. The discriminating use of such words as able, gifted, talented, etc., is greatly preferable to an excessive use of the word clever. Compare ACUMEN; ASTUTE; POWER.

    Synonyms:
    able, adroit, bright, capable, clever, dexterous, expert, gifted, happy, ingenious, intellectual, intelligent, keen, knowing, quick, quick-witted, sharp, skilful, smart, talented

    Antonyms:
    awkward, bungling, clumsy, dull, foolish, idiotic, ignorant, senseless, slow, stupid, thick-headed, witless

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. apt

    Synonyms:
    fit, apposite, clever, meet, liable, becoming, appropriate, ready, fitting, suitable, pertinent, qualified, prompt, adapted, likely

    Antonyms:
    unfitted, ill-timed, awkward, unlikely, inapt

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apt(p), disposed(p), given(p), minded(p), tending(p)adjective

    (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward

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

    Antonyms:
    disinclined, unintelligent, unlikely, stupid, malapropos

  2. apt(p), liable(p)adjective

    at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant

    "he is apt to lose"; "she is liable to forget"

    Antonyms:
    unlikely, malapropos, disinclined, stupid, unintelligent

  3. apt, cleveradjective

    mentally quick and resourceful

    "an apt pupil"; "you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram Stoker

    Synonyms:
    disposed(p), minded(p), cagey, given(p), clever, ingenious, apt(p), cagy, cunning, tending(p), liable(p), canny, apposite, pertinent

    Antonyms:
    malapropos, unintelligent, unlikely, stupid, disinclined

  4. apposite, apt, pertinentadjective

    being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

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

    Synonyms:
    disposed(p), minded(p), given(p), clever, apt(p), tending(p), liable(p), apposite, pertinent

    Antonyms:
    unintelligent, unlikely, disinclined, malapropos, stupid

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. aptadjective

    Synonyms:
    apposite, pertinent, suitable, fit, fitting, meet, befitting, germane, applicable, appropriate, APROPOS, to the point, to the purpose

  2. aptadjective

    Synonyms:
    inclined, liable, prone, disposed

  3. aptadjective

    Synonyms:
    quick, sharp, ready, prompt, expert, dexterous, able, clever, happy, adroit, handy, skilful

  4. aptadjective

    Synonyms:
    docile, teachable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. aptadjective

    Synonyms:
    fit, relevant, appropriate, germane, applicable, felicitous, pertinent, apropos, likely, liable, clever, intelligent, bright, deft

    Antonyms:
    inapt

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "apt":

    tpa, ptas, likely, app, inclined

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. APT

    Synonyms:
    Anatomical Pathology Technician

  2. APT

    Synonyms:
    AntiPlatelet Trialists

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How to use apt in a sentence?

  1. Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th earl of Chesterfield, 1749:

    That ready wit, which you so partially allow me, ... may create many admirers; but, take my word for it, it makes few friends. It shines and dazzles like the noonday sun, but, like that, too, it is very apt to scorch, and therefore is always feared. The milder morning and evening light and heat of that planet soothe and calm our minds. Never seek for wit; if it present itself, well and good; but even then, let your judgement interpose, and take care that it be not at the expense of anybody.

  2. Samuel Johnson:

    A man is very apt to complain of the ingratitude of those who have risen far above him.

  3. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    Whether wealth bring the curse of selfishness along with it, or that the leaven was in our nature, only dormant till called forth by circumstances, we are only too apt to misuse it, even as others have done before us.

  4. Volodymyr Zelenskyy:

    The occupiers tried to gain a foothold there [in Kherson], their collaborators made various brazen statements, which in Russian are called the very apt word ‘shapkozakidatelstvo’ (false forecasts)... But how did it help them? The Armed Forces of Ukraine are advancing step by step in the region.

  5. Nathaniel Hawthorne:

    In youth men are apt to write more wisely than they really know or feel and the remainder of life may be not idly spent in realizing and convincing themselves of the wisdom which they uttered long ago.


Translations for apt

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  • склонен, възприемчив, уместен, способен, подходящBulgarian
  • geneigt, passend, geeignetGerman
  • κατάλληλοςGreek
  • apropiado, acertado, oportuno, aptoSpanish
  • omiaan, lahjakas, pystyvä, kyvykäs, sopivaFinnish
  • apteFrench
  • tráthúilIrish
  • cooie, traaoilManx
  • उपयुक्तHindi
  • egna, egnetNorwegian
  • fit, geneigd, gepast, passend, pienter, toepasselijk, slimDutch
  • egnaNorwegian Nynorsk
  • apt, potrivitRomanian
  • соответствующий, склонный, способный, уместный, понятливый, подходящийRussian
  • passandeSwedish
  • مناسبUrdu

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