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."

Usage Examples:

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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