• synonyms


variant of -al1: grallatorial.

Nearby words

-hood, -hydric, -i, -i-, -ia, -ial, -ian, -iana, -iasis, -iatric, -iatrics

Origin of -ial

extracted from L loanwords in which -ālis -al1 is joined to stems ending in i; cf. filial, imperial1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for -ial


suffix forming adjectives

of; relating to; connected withmanagerial

Word Origin for -ial

from Latin -iālis, adj suffix; compare -al 1
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Word Origin and History for -ial


variant of -al (1).

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