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-ful

adjective suffix

Definition of -ful

sometimes -fuller; sometimes -fullest
1 :full of
  • prideful
2 :characterized by
  • peaceful
3 :having the qualities of
  • masterful
4 :tending, given, or liable to
  • helpful

Origin and Etymology of -ful

Middle English, from Old English, from full, adj


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-ful

noun suffix

Definition of -ful

:number or quantity that fills or would fill
  • roomful

-FUL Defined for English Language Learners

-ful

adjective suffix

Definition of -ful for English Language Learners

  • : full of

  • : characterized by

  • : having the qualities of


-ful

noun suffix

Definition of -ful for English Language Learners

  • : the number or amount that fills or would fill


-FUL Defined for Kids

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-ful

adjective suffix \ fəl \

Definition of -ful for Students

1 :full of
  • joyful
2 :characterized by
  • peaceful
3 :having the qualities of
  • masterful
4 :tending or given to
  • mournful

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-ful

noun suffix \ ˌfu̇l \

Definition of -ful for Students

:number or quantity that fills or would fill
  • spoonful

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