V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: highly appropriate and well-suited to the circumstance

Synonyms: relevant, apt, apropos, appropriate, germane

Antonyms: unsuitable, irrelevant, inappropriate

Tips: Apposite is generally a stronger word than appropriate. Something apposite is particularly appropriate, timely, or fitting for the situation. It is similar to relevant, pertinent, and germane. See relevant for additional analysis.

Usage Examples:

Since her research was apposite to the topic of the conference, the committee accepted her paper. (relevant, germane)

Child development is an apposite subject to a discussion of education. (apropos, germane)

The journalist is highly adept at using apposite metaphors to illustrate his editorials. (germane, relevant)

The work she did was hardly apposite to the project and resulted in a lot of wasted time. (relevant)

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