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[mass noun] The quality of being appropriate or suitable:‘the aptness of the punishment’
suitability, appropriateness, appropriacy, relevance, fitness, felicity, congruity, applicability, pertinence, judiciousness, appositeness, becomingnessconvenience, expedience, usefulness, timelinesscorrectness, rightnessView synonyms
- ‘I didn't need to extend myself very far to see the aptness of the simile - the frill could be the white chuti that frames the Kathakali dancer's face and the changing colours akin to the dancer's colours.’
- ‘It is not without a certain aptness, then, that the Southerner's chosen drink is called moonshine.’
- ‘The aptness of exile as a description of the modern condition affirms our movement away from or out of the sacred landscape, even if only through nature's erasure or desecration.’
- ‘Moreover, as his case shows, the longer a pontificate lasts, the greater the likelihood that a name chosen in good faith will outlive its aptness.’
- ‘Turning this quote on its head, one can confidently say that readers have proved this paradise allegory's aptness over and over again.’
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