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Meaning & Definition of Apt in English

English

Apt

/æpt/

adjective

1. (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward

  • "He is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"
  • "I am not minded to answer any questions"
    synonym:
  • apt(p)
  • ,
  • disposed(p)
  • ,
  • given(p)
  • ,
  • minded(p)
  • ,
  • tending(p)

2. At risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant

  • "He is apt to lose"
  • "She is liable to forget"
    synonym:
  • apt(p)
  • ,
  • liable(p)

3. Mentally quick and resourceful

  • "An apt pupil"
  • "You are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-bram stoker
    synonym:
  • apt
  • ,
  • clever

4. Being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

  • "The successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images"
  • "An apt reply"
    synonym:
  • apposite
  • ,
  • apt
  • ,
  • pertinent

Examples of using

Old men are apt to forget.
Some people are apt to think of their own way of life as the normal one and to look down on life-styles that differ from it.
Young people are apt to waste time.