apropos of nothing


apropos of nothing
having no relevance to any previous discussion or situation.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • apropos of nothing — apropos of nothing, she started speaking only in rhyme Syn: irrelevantly, arbitrarily, at random, for no reason, illogically …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • apropos of nothing — IRRELEVANTLY, arbitrarily, at random, for no reason, illogically. → apropos …   Useful english dictionary

  • apropos — is pronounced with stress on the first syllable and the last syllable as in so. Despite its French origin (17c), it is always written in English as one word without an accent. Its main uses are as a preposition, with or without a linking of •… …   Modern English usage

  • apropos — 1 adverb, preposition apropos of used to introduce a new subject that is connected with something just mentioned: He had nothing to say apropos of the latest developments. | apropos of nothing (=not connected with your previous conversation):… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • apropos — ap|ro|pos [ˌæprəˈpəu, ˈæprəpou US pou] adv formal [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: à propos to the purpose ] apropos of sth used to introduce a new subject that is related to something just mentioned ▪ He had nothing to say apropos of the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • apropos — /æprəˈpoʊ / (say apruh poh) adverb 1. to the purpose; opportunely. 2. by the way. –adjective 3. opportune; pertinent: apropos remarks. –preposition 4. regarding: apropos the next meeting. –phrase 5. apropos of, with reference or regard to; in… …   Australian English dictionary

  • apropos — 1. preposition he was asked a question apropos his resignation Syn: with reference to, with regard to, with respect to, regarding, concerning, on the subject of, connected with, about, re 2. adjective the word conglomerate was decidedly apropos… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • apropos — [ˌaprə pəʊ, aprəpəʊ] preposition with reference to. Phrases apropos of nothing having no relevance to any previous discussion or situation. Origin C17: from Fr. à propos (with regard) to (this) purpose …   English new terms dictionary

  • apropos — 1. adjective /ˌæp.ɹəˈpəʊ,ˌæp.ɹəˈpoʊ/ a) Of an appropriate or pertinent nature. Nothing easier. I received not long ago a map from my friend, Augustus Petermann, at Leipzig. Nothing could be more apropos. b) By the way; incidentally. Sherlock… …   Wiktionary

  • AON — Apropos Of Nothing …   Glossary of chat acronyms & text shorthand


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