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

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Wiktionary3.4 / 5 votes

  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 Antonyms5.0 / 2 votes

  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 WordNet3.0 / 7 votes

  1. aptitudenoun

    inherent ability


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  1. fortenoun

    Submitted by Providence on July 15, 2023  

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  1. aptitudenoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. aptitudenoun

    proneness, propensity, leaning, proclivity, inclination


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  1. Zig Ziglar:

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

  2. Funmi Wale-Adegbite:

    Success is 80 attitude and 20 aptitude.

  3. 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.

  4. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    There's not a single legitimate question that has been raised about her aptitude for this job, instead, all we've seen is a bunch of political obstruction from Republicans that, again, does not -- does not speak well of Republicans' efforts to run the Senate in an effective fashion.

  5. George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon:

    Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.

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