-hood

19 ENTRIES FOUND:

-hood

noun suffix

: state : condition : quality

: people sharing a condition or character

Full Definition of -HOOD

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:  state :  condition :  quality :  character <widowerhood> <hardihood>
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:  time :  period <childhood>
3
:  instance of a (specified) state or quality <falsehood>
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:  individuals sharing a (specified) state or character <brotherhood>

Origin of -HOOD

Middle English -hod, from Old English -hād; akin to Old High German -heit state, Gothic haidus way, manner

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