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Definition of the noun aptness

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noun - plural: aptnesses

  1. a disposition to behave in a certain way
    • example: the aptness of iron to rust
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of aptness: propensity
    • more generic word: disposition = a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing
  2. appropriateness for the occasion
    • example: the phrase had considerable aptness
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of aptness: appositeness
    • antonym of aptness: inaptness
    • more generic word: appropriateness = the quality of being specially suitable

Alternative definition of the noun aptness


  1. Fitness; suitableness; appropriateness; as, the aptness of things to their end.
  2. Disposition of the mind; propensity; as, the aptness of men to follow example.
  3. Quickness of apprehension; readiness in learning; docility; as, an aptness to learn is more observable in some children than in others.
  4. Proneness; tendency; as, the aptness of iron to rust.

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Google previewMind, Morality, and Explanation (2004)

Selected Collaborations by Frank Jackson, Philip Pettit, Michael Smith

Thus we obtain our conclusion that the attempt to shortcircuit these considerations by appeal to minimalism about truth or minimalism about truth aptness is a mistake. ยง6 notes a moral for minimalism about truth arising from the discussion ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)

by Richard Soule

Turn, disposition, genius, gift, knack, endowment, talent, faculty, capacity, capable ness, tendency, inclination, bent, bias, proclivity, proneness, propensity, forte, aptness. 2. Readiness (at learning), quickness, cleverness, ability, ...

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Aptness Meaning

Video shows what aptness means. suitability; the quality of being apt or suitable. disposition of the mind; propensity. quickness of apprehension; readiness in ...

Scrabble value of A1P3T1N1E1S1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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