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.

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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


suffix forming adjectives

having the nature of; characterized bynutritious; suppositious

Word Origin for -itious

from Latin -icius, -itious
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