aptness aptness


  1. (n) a disposition to behave in a certain way
  2. (n) appropriateness for the occasion



  1. Haruki Murakami doesn't much go in for metaphors, but even he wouldn't deny the aptness and symbolism of the moment when he decided he would write his first novel.
  2. Angels' director, McG, is one of those pop-culture polymaths, up out of music videos, who can refer to anything, from Dirty Harry to A Star Is Born, with casual aptness.
  3. But never had President Roosevelt surpassed the aptness of the note of introduction that Wendell Willkie carried to Winston Churchill.


  • "Hey Mr. Market, That QE Monkey On Your Back Has You By The Throat"

    Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog , Mr. Market has one little problem: the Fed monkey on his back has a death-grip on his throat: "One hell of a price for you to get your kicks."   One of the enduring analogies of the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing (QE) program is that the stock market is now addicted to this constant injection of free money.  The aptness of this analogy ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge


  • As Aristotle wrote in Rhetoric, "aptness of language is one thing that makes people believe in the truth of your story."
    on Sep 30, 2008 By: Aristotle Source: Grist Magazine

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