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Definition of Apt

Apt

  1. Fit or fitted; suited; suitable; appropriate.
  2. Having an habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; -- used of things.
  3. Inclined; disposed customarily; given; ready; -- used of persons.
  4. Ready; especially fitted or qualified (to do something); quick to learn; prompt; expert; as, a pupil apt to learn; an apt scholar.
  5. To fit; to suit; to adapt.

Apt Quotations

When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.
Logan Pearsall Smith

The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.
Tacitus

When you hurry you're more apt to make mistakes. But you have to be quick. If you're not quick you can't get things done.
John Wooden

Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Lady Bird Johnson
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Apt Translations

apt in German is begabt
apt in Spanish is adecuada, apropiado, habilidoso
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