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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
< Latin -ulus, -ula, -ulum; see -ule, -ous Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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