|part of speech:
||of, concerning, or connected to a subject; relevant.
We may have to address that issue at some point, but it's not pertinent to today's discussion.The students were intrigued by the topic and asked several pertinent questions.
- apposite, germane, material, relevant
- extraneous, immaterial, impertinent
- similar words:
- applicable, appropriate, apropos, apt, related, to the point
||pertinently (adv.), pertinence (n.), pertinency (n.)