-itious


a compound suffix occurring in adjectives of Latin origin (adventitious) and with adjectives, formed in Latin or English, associated with nouns ending in -ition (ambitious; expeditious).Compare -ite2, -ous.

Nearby words

  1. -istical,
  2. -istics,
  3. -ite,
  4. -itic,
  5. -ition,
  6. -itis,
  7. -itive,
  8. -itol,
  9. -ity,
  10. -ium

Origin of -itious

< Latin -icius or -īcius (as in adventitious); and < Latin -itiōsusor -ītiōsus (as in ambitious)

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British Dictionary definitions for -itious

-itious

suffix forming adjectives

having the nature of; characterized bynutritious; suppositious

Word Origin for -itious

from Latin -icius, -itious

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