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English Grammar

SUFFIXES-2

Adjective, Adverb and Noun suffixes in English with their meaning.


Adjectives, adverbs and nouns can also be used as suffixes.
Some are used with a hyphen. However, over time, many of the newly-formed words have been accepted into the English language without a hyphen.

ADJECTIVE, ADVERB and NOUN SUFFIXES

-aholic
(addicted to a substance or activity)
-borne
(carried by)
-clad
(covered or coated with)
-driven
(influenced or operated by)
book-aholic
choc-aholic
dance-aholic
golf-aholic
shop-aholic
work-aholic
air-borne
rat-borne
rocket-borne
sea-borne
ship-borne
water-borne
armourclad
ironclad
marbleclad
steelclad
tinclad
vineclad
computer-driven
client-driven
export-driven
market-driven
petrol-driven
steam-driven
-free
(without, not containing)
-friendly
(helpful or suitable to)
-hood
(state, condition)
-like
(similar to)
aclohol-free
fat-free
interest-free
salt-free
sugar-free
tax-free
dog-friendly
eco-fiendly
family-friendly
guest-friendly
tourist-friendly
user-friendly
adulthood
boyhood
childhood
manhood
priesthood
widowhood
birdlike
childlike
humanlike
lifelike
ladylike
witchlike
-proof
(become)
-ridden
(full of, confined to)
-ware
(articles of same type)
-wise
(in the direction of / concerning)
fireproof
hackproof
soundproof
stainproof
sunproof
waterproof
bedridden
debt-ridden
crime-ridden
drug-ridden
flea-ridden
guilt-ridden
glassware
hardware
kitchenware
silverware
software
tableware

lengthwise
clockwise/anticlockwise
slantwise
health-wise
price-wise
weather-wise
-stricken
(suffering from or affected by)
-worthy
(deserving of or fit for)
awe-stricken
conscience-stricken
grief-stricken
famine-stricken
panic-stricken
povertystricken
newsworthy
note-worthy
praise-worthy
road-worthy
sea-worthy
trust-worthy

See also:   Prefixes Suffixes page 1

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