Definition of aptness in US English:

aptness

noun

  • The quality of being appropriate or suitable.

    ‘the aptness of the punishment’
    • ‘It is not without a certain aptness, then, that the Southerner's chosen drink is called moonshine.’
    • ‘Turning this quote on its head, one can confidently say that readers have proved this paradise allegory's aptness over and over again.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    suitability, appropriateness, appropriacy, relevance, fitness, felicity, congruity, applicability, pertinence, judiciousness, appositeness, becomingness
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Pronunciation

aptness

/ˈap(t)nəs//ˈæp(t)nəs/