Adjective "pertinent" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relevant or applicable to a particular matter; apposite.
  1. 'practitioners must consider all factors pertinent to a situation'
  2. 'They should be giving him much more pertinent advice as to what he should and shouldn't say.'
  3. 'At the time, it was a triumphant, pertinent, poetic and amusing choice to all of them.'
  4. 'The second issue may be particularly pertinent to sensitive topics but has a wider applicability.'
  5. 'There is one more thing I want to say, about a matter that is pertinent to that.'
  6. 'It also raises a number of critical questions that are pertinent to five key areas of business.'
  7. 'That, I'll concede, makes it at least slightly pertinent to the subject matter.'
  8. 'For those who yearn for a more gentler age, it is a perfect destination; a pertinent reminder of how life used to be.'
  9. 'There are also some implications pertinent to both researchers and professionals.'
  10. 'In fact, it is a challenge more pertinent to Britain than anywhere else.'
  11. 'Yes, victory here would be a pertinent win for the British golden girl.'


1. pertaining or relating directly and significantly to the matter at hand; relevant: pertinent details.

More examples(as adjective)

"views can be pertinent in contexts."

"services can be pertinent to preventions."

"resolutions can be pertinent to countries."

"relevances can be pertinent to people."

"points can be pertinent to issues."

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Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin pertinent- ‘having reference to’, from the verb pertinere (see pertain).