1A natural ability to do something.
talent, skill, expertise, expertness, adeptness, aptitude, skilfulness, prowess, mastery, artistry, calibre, accomplishmentView synonyms
- ‘children with an aptitude for painting and drawing’
- 1.1A natural tendency.
talent, gift, flair, bent, skill, knack, facility, finesse, geniusView synonyms
- ‘the aptitude of this society to assimilate new elements’
2archaic Suitability or fitness.
- ‘aptitude of expression’
Late Middle English via Old French from late Latin aptitudo, from aptus (see apt).
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