Pertinent

Updated: Dec 10, 2020

Pronunciation: [ pur-tn-uhnt ]


Definition: adjective

pertaining or relating directly and significantly to the matter at hand; relevant

Origin: Late Middle English; Latin


Etymology: from Old French, or from Latin pertinent- ‘having reference to’, from the verb pertinere


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • admissible

  • applicable

  • appropriate

  • related

  • relevant

Antonyms:

  • improper

  • inapplicable

  • inappropriate

  • irrelevant

  • unrelated

Example:

The parents left a list of all the pertinent contacts for the babysitter in case of emergency.

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