- a suffix occurring in adjectives borrowed from Latin, with the meaning “inclined to do, habitually engaging in” the action specified by the initial element: bibulous; credulous; garrulous; tremulous.
Origin of -ulous
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Examples from the Web for ulous
Tintinnab′ulant, Tintinnab′ular, Tintinnab′ulary, Tintinnab′ulous.
Fist′uliform; Fist′ulose, Fist′ulous, of the form of a fistula.
Follic′ular, pertaining to or consisting of follicles; Follic′ulated; Follic′ulous.
Pab′ular, Pab′ulous, of or pertaining to food: fit for food: affording food.