a suffix of comparatives appearing in words of Latin origin: superior; ulterior; junior.
English Affixes From A To Z: A One-Stop List Of Suffixes, Prefixes, and Combining FormsIn English, we love to make new words by adding all sorts of bits to the front and back of existing terms. These are called affixes, and they are added to the base or stem of a word. When attached to the end of word, the affix is called a suffix. And to the beginning? A prefix.
Origin of -ior
From the Latin suffix -ior, masculine and feminine comparative adj. suffix
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