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Suffixes

-ability

suffix

used with adjectives ending in ‘-able’ to make nouns meaning a particular quality

-able

suffix

used with many verbs to make adjectives describing something that can be done

-able

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives describing a quality that someone or something has

-aholic

suffix

used with nouns and verbs to make nouns meaning someone who likes something a lot or who is unable to stop doing something

-an

suffix

used with names of places to make nouns and adjectives meaning relating to a particular place or to someone who comes from a particular place

-an

suffix

used with nouns to make nouns or adjectives meaning someone who supports something

-athon

suffix

used with some nouns and verbs to make nouns meaning an event or activity that lasts for a long time. These events are often organized in order to make money to help people

-backed

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning that a group or action is supported by an organization or country, usually a powerful one

-backed

suffix

used with some adjectives to make adjectives describing what type of back someone or something has

-backed

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning that something has a particular substance or material on the back

-based

suffix

used with some names of places to make adjectives meaning happening or working in a particular place

-based

suffix

used with some names to make adjectives describing the main substance in a product

-borne

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives describing how something is carried from one person or place to another

-bound

suffix

used with some adjectives and nouns, for example place names, to make adjectives describing where someone or something is going

-bound

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning that someone is unable to leave a place

-bound

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning that something prevents travel in a place

-bound

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning that something is preventing people from working or from doing what they want

-buster

suffix

used with some nouns to make nouns describing someone or something that attacks or removes something bad

-busting

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives describing someone or something that attacks or removes something bad

-celled

suffix

used with some adjectives to make adjectives describing how many cells a living structure has

-centred

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives describing who or what is considered most important when planning a policy or activity

-centred

suffix

used with some adjectives to make adjectives describing the centre of something

-clad

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives describing what something is covered in

-coloured

suffix

used with some adjectives and nouns to make adjectives describing what colour something is

-conscious

suffix

used with some nouns and adverbs to make adjectives describing a person or organization that gives a lot of attention to a particular subject or thing

-controlled

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives describing who or what controls something

-crazed

suffix

used with some nouns for saying what makes someone behave in a crazy and uncontrolled way

-crazy

suffix

used with some nouns for saying what someone is extremely enthusiastic about

diminutive suffix

noun

a group of letters that are added to the end of a word to show that something is smaller than things of that type usually are, for example ‘-let’ added to ‘drop’ to make ‘droplet’

-driven

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning strongly influenced or caused by something

-ee

suffix

used with some verbs to make nouns meaning someone who is affected by an action

-ee

suffix

used with some verbs to make nouns meaning someone who performs an action

-enabled

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning using a particular piece of software

-er

suffix

used with many verbs to make nouns meaning someone or something that performs an action

-er

suffix

used with some nouns to make other nouns meaning someone who is involved with something, especially as a job

-er

suffix

used with the names of some cities to mean someone who comes from a place

-er

suffix

used with short adjectives and adverbs to make the comparative

-ese

suffix

used with nouns and adjectives to make nouns that refer to a style of language that is typical of a particular group of people

-esque

suffix

used with the names of some people to make adjectives describing things relating to that person or their work

-esque

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives describing things that have a particular quality

-ess

suffix

used with some nouns to make nouns referring to women

-ess

suffix

used with some nouns to make nouns meaning a female animal

-ette

suffix

used with some nouns to make nouns describing something small

-ette

suffix

used with some nouns to make nouns referring to women

-ette

suffix

used with some nouns to make nouns meaning a substance that looks like something else

-eyed

suffix

used with some adjectives for describing someone with eyes of a particular colour or shape or a particular expression in their eyes

-faced

suffix

used with some adjectives to make other adjectives describing the face of someone or something

-fashion

suffix

used with some nouns to make adverbs meaning ‘in the way that a particular person or thing might do something’

-fest

suffix

used with some nouns to describe an occasion when people do a lot of a particular activity

-fold

suffix

used with numbers to make adjectives and adverbs describing how much something increases

-framed

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives describing what type of frame something has

-framed

suffix

used with some adjectives to make adjectives describing the size and shape of someone’s body

-free

suffix

used with many nouns to make adjectives meaning without a particular thing

-friendly

suffix

sometimes used with nouns to make a new adjective meaning that something helps or does not harm a particular type of person or thing

-gate

suffix

sometimes used with nouns to make a name for a political scandal, especially one that affects the president or government of the US

-goer

suffix

used with some nouns to make nouns meaning someone who regularly goes somewhere

-grained

suffix

used with some adjectives for describing substances such as wood or stone that have a particular arrangement, pattern, or direction of fibres

-grained

suffix

used with some adjectives for describing substances that consist of small individual pieces of a particular type

-haired

suffix

used with some adjectives to make adjectives describing the hair of a person or animal

-happy

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning that someone is too willing to do or use something bad

-headed

suffix

used with some adjectives to make adjectives describing the colour of someone’s hair

-headed

suffix

used with some adjectives to make adjectives describing someone’s character

-hearted

suffix

used with some adjectives to make adjectives describing someone’s character or feelings

-hood

suffix

used with some nouns to make nouns meaning a particular state, or period in someone’s life

-hungry

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning wanting or needing a particular thing

-ify

suffix

used with some adjectives and nouns to make verbs meaning ‘to become, or to make someone or something become, something’

-infested

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning ‘full of something harmful or unpleasant’

-ise

suffix

another spelling of -ize

-ish

suffix

used with the names of places to make adjectives and nouns meaning relating to a particular place or describing someone who comes from a particular place

-ish

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives describing a quality that someone or something has

-ish

suffix

used with many adjectives to make other adjectives meaning slightly or fairly

-ish

suffix

used with many numbers to make adverbs meaning approximately

-ize

suffix

used with some nouns and adjectives to make verbs meaning to become or make something become something

-ize

suffix

used with some nouns to make verbs meaning to put someone in a particular place

-led

suffix

directed, controlled, or influenced by: used with some nouns

-less

suffix

without: used with many nouns

-let

suffix

used with some nouns to make nouns meaning something small

-like

suffix

used with many nouns to make adjectives meaning similar to something

-loving

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives describing the thing that someone enjoys

-ly

suffix

used with many adjectives to make adverbs meaning in a particular way

-mad

suffix

used with some nouns for saying that someone is very interested in a particular thing, and usually not interested in anything else

-made

suffix

used with some adjectives and nouns to make adjectives describing where or how something was created, or who created it

-mania

suffix

used with many nouns to make nouns meaning an extremely strong enthusiasm for something

-mania

suffix

used for making nouns describing a particular type of mental illness

-mannered

suffix

used with some adjectives and adverbs to make adjectives describing the type of manners that someone has

-meister

suffix

sometimes used with nouns to make a new word meaning someone who is an expert at doing something, or someone who does something in a very skilful and exciting way

-minded

suffix

used with some adjectives and adverbs to make adjectives describing the way someone thinks or their attitude to life

-minded

suffix

used with many nouns to make adjectives meaning believing that something is important or interesting

-most

suffix

nearest to: used with some nouns to make adjectives

-most

suffix

used with some adjectives to make adjectives meaning furthest in a particular direction

-necked

suffix

used with some adjectives and nouns for describing what kind of neck someone has

-necked

suffix

used with some adjectives for describing the neck of a piece of clothing

-necked

suffix

used with some adjectives for describing the top part of a bottle or other container

-ness

suffix

used with many adjectives to make nouns meaning a state or quality

-neutral

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning not affected by a particular thing

-phile

suffix

used for making nouns and adjectives describing someone who loves or likes something

-philia

suffix

used for making nouns describing a form of sexual activity that is not considered normal

-philia

suffix

used for making nouns describing some medical conditions

-phobe

suffix

used for making nouns meaning someone who dislikes or who is afraid of someone or something

-phobia

suffix

used for making nouns describing a strong feeling of disliking or being afraid of someone or something

-phobic

suffix

used for making adjectives meaning disliking or afraid of someone or something very much

-phone

suffix

used for making nouns meaning something relating to sound or to equipment for producing sounds

-phone

suffix

used for making nouns and adjectives meaning or describing someone who speaks a particular language

-powered

suffix

used with some nouns, for saying what provides the power for equipment or machines

-proof

suffix

used with some nouns for describing something that will provide protection against the damaging effects of something else

-related

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives describing what something is connected with

-rich

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives describing what something contains or has in large amounts

-ridden

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning full of something, usually something unpleasant or harmful

-rimmed

suffix

used with some nouns and adjectives to form adjectives describing the type of rim that something has

-run

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning controlled or organized by someone or something

-’s

suffix

used with nouns for showing who or what something belongs to

-’s

suffix

used with nouns to show a connection or relationship

-’s

suffix

used for talking about the home of a particular person

-’s

suffix

used for talking about some types of shops

-saving

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning spending less, or using less of something

-scape

suffix

used with some nouns to make nouns describing a wide view of a particular type

-seeking

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning looking for something or trying to get something

-shaped

suffix

used with many nouns to make adjectives describing the shape of something

-ship

suffix

used with some nouns to make nouns meaning a particular job or position

-ship

suffix

used with some nouns to make a word meaning the period of time someone has a particular job or position

-ship

suffix

used with some nouns to make nouns meaning an ability or skill

-ship

suffix

used with some nouns to make nouns meaning all the people in a particular group

-sided

suffix

used with numbers to make adjectives describing how many sides an object has

-sided

suffix

used with some adjectives to make adjectives describing the sides of something

-sided

suffix

used with numbers to make adjectives describing how many people or groups are involved in something

-skinned

suffix

used with some adjectives to make adjectives describing skin

-sleeved

suffix

used with some adjectives to make other adjectives describing the type of sleeves that a piece of clothing has

-something

suffix

used with numbers such as twenty, forty, sixty etc to refer to the age of someone who is between 20 and 29, 40 and 49 etc, or to make nouns meaning someone who is that age

-spattered

suffix

used with some nouns to make adjectives describing something that has been covered with small drops of a liquid

-speak

suffix

used with some nouns to make nouns describing the type of language that someone uses. This word often shows that you dislike this type of language

-speaking

suffix

used with the names of languages to make adjectives meaning speaking a particular language

-speaking

suffix

used for describing what language is spoken in a particular region

-spoken

suffix

used with some adverbs to form adjectives that describe the way someone speaks

-storeyed

suffix

used for saying how many levels a building has

-stricken

suffix

used with some nouns to describe people or things affected by serious problems or unpleasant emotions

-style

suffix

used with some adjectives and nouns to make adjectives describing someone’s qualities or the way that something is done or designed

-tion

suffix

used with verbs to make nouns

-tipped

suffix

used with some nouns for saying that something has a tip that is made from a particular substance

-to-be

suffix

used after some nouns to describe the person that someone will soon be or the position that they will soon have

-tongued

suffix

used with some adjectives to make adjectives describing the way someone speaks or writes

-type

suffix

used with many nouns and adjectives to make adjectives meaning having the qualities or features of a particular person, thing, or group

-ward

suffix

in a particular direction, or towards a particular place: used with some nouns and adjectives

-ware

suffix

used with some nouns to make nouns describing objects made of a particular material

-ware

suffix

used with some nouns to make nouns describing objects that you use for a particular purpose or in a particular place

-ways

suffix

in a particular direction: used with some nouns

-wise

suffix

speaking of, or referring to: used with many nouns, verbs, and adjectives

-wise

suffix

in the direction of: used with some nouns and adjectives

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