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apposite

ap·po·site

apposite

 
pronunciation:
ae p ziht [or] pa ziht
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part of speech: adjective
definition: fitting; pertinent; appropriate.
While I struggled for words, my companion's remarks to the grieving woman could not have been more apposite.
synonyms:
appropriate, apt, due, felicitous, fitting, meet, pertinent, suitable
antonyms:
inapposite, inapt
similar words:
applicable, apropos, condign, congruous, fit, germane, likely, proper, relevant, right, seemly, to the point
derivations: appositely (adj.), appositeness (n.)
Word Parts
The word apposite contains the following parts:
ap- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ap- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "p." See ad-.
-ite1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means in a state or condition (produced by the action denoted by the verb base)
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The suffix -ite1 attaches to Latin roots, as most English adjectives ending in -ite1 are loanwords from Latin, specifically from past participles of verbs formed with the suffix -itus.