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Synonyms for aptitude
ˈæp tɪˌtud, -ˌtyudap·ti·tude

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  1. aptitudenoun

    appropriateness, talent, suitability, knack

  2. aptitudenoun

    Natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill.

    suitability, knack, talent, appropriateness

  3. aptitudenoun

    The condition of being suitable.

    knack, suitability, talent, appropriateness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. aptitude

    Adroitness (French à, to, and droit, right) and dexterity (Latin dexter, right, right-hand) might each be rendered "right-handedness;" but adroitness carries more of the idea of eluding, parrying, or checking some hostile movement, or taking advantage of another in controversy; dexterity conveys the idea of doing, accomplishing something readily and well, without reference to any action of others. We speak of adroitness in fencing, boxing, or debate; of dexterity in horsemanship, in the use of tools, weapons, etc. Aptitude (Latin aptus, fit, fitted) is a natural readiness, which by practise may be developed into dexterity. Skill is more exact to line, rule, and method than dexterity. Dexterity can not be communicated, and, oftentimes can not even be explained by its possessor; skill to a very great extent can be imparted; "skilled workmen" in various trades are numbered by thousands. Compare ADDRESS; CLEVER; POWER; SKILFUL.

    adroitness, cleverness, dexterity, expertness, readiness, skill

    Dexterity of hand, of movement, of management; with the pen; in action, in manipulating men; at cards.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aptitudenoun

    inherent ability


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. aptitudenoun

    turn, disposition, genius, gift, endowment, talent, faculty, capacity, capableness, tendency, inclination, bias, proclivity, proneness, propensity, forte, aptness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. aptitudenoun

    proneness, propensity, leaning, proclivity, inclination


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  1. George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon:

    Genius is only a greater aptitude for patience.

  2. Zig Ziglar:

    It's your aptitude, not just your attitude that determines your ultimate altitude.

  3. George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon:

    Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.

  4. Jesse Louis Jackson:

    Today's students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. ... If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude.

  5. Frank Williams:

    Women absolutely have the mental aptitude for Formula One in every single area, there are no barriers put up for women coming in.

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