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ap·ro·pos / ˌaprəˈpō/ • prep. with reference to; concerning: she remarked apropos of the initiative, “It's not going to stop the abuse.” • adv. (apropos of nothing) used to state a speaker's belief that someone's comments or acts are unrelated to any previous discussion or situation: Isabel kept smiling apropos of nothing. • adj. very appropriate to a particular situation.

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apropos XVII. — F. à propos, i.e. à to (AD-), propos plan, purpose.