Definition of pertinent in English:

pertinent

Syllabification: per·ti·nent
Pronunciation: /ˈpərtn-ənt
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

pertinence

noun
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  • For musicians, there is now a sense of relevance and pertinence to their voice that has been vacant for nearly thirty years.
  • This message has particular pertinence for South Africa right now.
  • Yet, my belief remained firm and incontestable about the pertinence of the idiom ‘Honesty is the best policy’.

pertinency

noun
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  • This itself should silence sceptics about Gandhi's pertinency.

pertinently

adverb
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  • More pertinently, it denied Dublin a series of point-scoring opportunities which was inexcusable when the margin between them was minimal.
  • More pertinently, however, was the fact that the possibility of a union between the associations north and south never reached the discussion stage.
  • More pertinently, the respective performances suggest that neither side can be too confident going into the championship in a month's time.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin pertinent- 'having reference to', from the verb pertinere (see pertain).

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