V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
adjective, adverb, preposition
Definition: (adj.) appropriate or pertinent in nature; (adv.) at the right time; (prep.) by the way
Synonyms: relevant, apposite, germane, regarding, as to, concerning, timely
Antonyms: inappropriate, irrelevant
Tips: Apropos is derived from the French a propos, "to the purpose." It is a more sophisticated way of saying "relevant," "by the way," or "right on time."
The committee chair allowed the discussion to continue, as it was apropos to the topic. (relevant, germane) adjective
His suggestion was rather apropos, considering the circumstances. (apposite, timely) adjective
His toast at the wedding was perfectly apropos. (suitable, appropriate) adjective
How apropos that you bring up the budget crisis just when we were discussing cost-cutting measures in the schools. (appropriate, timely) adjective
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