pertinent

[ pur-tn-uhnt ]

Part of Speech

adjective

Definition

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

Origin + Etymology

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

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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