Adjective "apropos" definition and examples

(Apropos may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈaprəpəʊ//ˌaprəˈpəʊ/

Definitions and examples

preposition

With reference to; concerning.
  1. 'It would make for simplicity, he once remarked apropos of infant baptism, if all Adam's posterity derived souls as well as bodies from their first parent by heredity.'
  2. 'And then I thought, apropos of my last blog entry, about gender roles.'
  3. 'For example, apropos of ‘design accumulation’ in Yoruba beading, Roy told us that ‘each large bead [has] its own circle of smaller beads’.'
  4. 'Just apropos of the last point about incorporated practitioners, Part 10 of the Legal Practice Act regulates that.'
  5. 'Completeley off-topic; last night apropos of S's date-hell story, I said to her ‘single is the new black.’'
  6. 'I don't seem to be able to mount this in comments, so, apropos of Andrew's comment below and my response, here is a picture of the card on which the alleged defamation occurred.'
  7. 'Whilst I am on that page, and apropos of your Honour's last question, I would also refer to the first full paragraph at page 96, the last two sentences commencing.'
  8. 'We invite your Honours to read what is said by way of introduction and then take your Honours particularly, apropos of your Honour the Chief Justice's questions, to 929.'
  9. 'This is all apropos of the fact that I just turned the corner into my office and suddenly got a strong whiff of yellow cake and brown custard.'
  10. 'As he acknowledges, it was a charge that was sometimes made against him, and at one point he says, apropos of the great Australia batsman, that top players have to be selfish.'

adjective

Very appropriate to a particular situation.
  1. 'the song feels apropos to a midnight jaunt'
  2. 'The lessons are more apropos than one might think.'
  3. 'This film did indeed seem particularly apropos given how important the subject of veiling has become in public debates in France, where girls have been forbidden to wear veils in public schools.'
  4. 'The audience thinks the joke is on him, but the joke is on them, an apropos conclusion.'
  5. 'But for everyone else, the Supreme Court's decision to embrace the principles of federalism that have always been a fundamental part of our Constitution could not have come at a more apropos time.'
  6. 'Bad times, rather than face, would have been more apropos.'
  7. 'A more apropos quote from him would be this: ‘It is not by speeches and debates that the great issues of the day will be decided, but by blood and iron.’'
  8. 'That's why ideas about the third culture are particularly apropos right now, as you are concentrating on scientists trying to take their case directly to the public.'
  9. 'As far as the sound of the show went, the group were familiar with what they were performing, but the songs didn't translate as second nature; rediscovering bike riding would be an apropos analogy, I suppose.'
  10. 'The cheerleaders in the video are entirely apropos - one listen of this and you'll be dancing around too.'
  11. 'Seems the floundering yet fertile imagination of this fallen idol had finally found an apropos home to roost in.'

More definitions

1. fitting; at the right time; to the purpose; opportunely.

2. Obsolete. by the way. adjective

3. opportune; pertinent: apropos remarks. Idioms

4. apropos of, with reference to; in respect or regard to: apropos of the preceding statement.

More examples(as adjective)

"cafes can be apropos."

"volunteers can be apropos."

"totems can be apropos."

"talkings can be apropos."

"attackings can be apropos."

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Origin

Mid 17th century: from French à propos ‘(with regard) to (this) purpose’.

Phrase

apropos of nothing