Definition of apposite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈapəzɪt/


Apt in the circumstances or in relation to something: an apposite quotation the observations are apposite to the discussion
More example sentences
  • In few areas of life, I suggest, is this warning more apposite than in relation to writing and publishing.
  • The comments I earlier made concerning the biography of the subject ladder are equally apposite the present circumstances.
  • Such considerations are particularly apposite in relation to Glastonbury.
appropriate, suitable, fitting, apt, befitting;
relevant, pertinent, to the point, to the purpose, applicable, germane, material, congruous, felicitous;
Latin ad rem
formal appurtenant



Pronunciation: /ˈapəzɪtli/
Example sentences
  • Popularly mooted ‘Governance Reform’ in the South Asian subcontinent should appositely commence from the leadership ranks.
  • The breeding female and male will differ appositely in some traits, female legs require a more slender appearance than the strong bone required for a bull calf.
  • They have talked late into the night, and, appositely, it is now dawn.


Pronunciation: /ˈapəzɪtnəs/
Example sentences
  • There are places where the funniness grates, but they are outnumbered by the quips that make you laugh aloud at their appositeness, not merely to 1793 but to our current condition.
  • The appositeness, the sheer attention to detail, of every facial expression, every frame, is consumate, and eminently readable.
  • It's not a book I've read, so I can't comment on the appositeness or otherwise of the result.


Late 16th century: from Latin appositus, past participle of apponere 'apply', from ad- 'towards' + ponere 'put'.

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Line breaks: ap¦po|site

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