- 1A natural ability to do something: children with an aptitude for painting and drawingMore example sentences
- He had previously believed that he did not have a natural aptitude for learning languages, through his experiences at school.
- A similar argument could be made for selecting children with an aptitude for music, he went on.
- Secondly these students deserve the chance to overcome this initial hiccup, to show whatever aptitudes, abilities they have.
- 1.1A natural tendency: his aptitude for deceitMore example sentences
talent, gift, flair, bent, skill, knack, facility, finesse, genius; ability, proficiency, competence, capability, potential, capacity, faculty; expertise, expertness, adeptness, prowess, mastery, artistry; propensity, inclination, natural ability, suitability, fitness; head, mind, brain• informal know-how
- They require tact and a deftness that neither government has shown much aptitude for or inclination toward.
- In fact, his was a different kind of mind with an aptitude more for philosophical thoughts and concepts than for literary pursuits.
- It also acknowledges that patients differ in their choice of therapies according to their aptitudes and inclinations towards the various options.
late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin aptitudo, from aptus (see apt).