-ious


  1. variant of -ous, added to stems of Latin origin, often with corresponding nouns ending in -ity: atrocious; hilarious.

Origin of -ious

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Middle English ≪ Latin -iōsus (see -i-, -ose1) and Latin -ius (masculine singular adj. ending, as in varius)

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British Dictionary definitions for -ious

-ious

suffix forming adjectives
  1. characterized by or full of: ambitious; religious; suspicious Compare -eous

Origin of -ious

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from Latin -ius and -iōsus full of

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