apt (adj.)

  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

    [ Syn: disposed , given , minded , tending ]

  2. at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant; he is apt to lose; she is liable to forget

    [ Syn: liable ]

  3. mentally quick and resourceful; an apt pupil; you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold-Bram Stoker

    [ Syn: clever ]

  4. being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images; an apt reply

    [ Syn: apposite , pertinent ]

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