sometimes -fuller; sometimes -fullest

Definition of -ful

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : full of prideful
2 : characterized by peaceful
3 : having the qualities of masterful
4 : tending, given, or liable to helpful

Definition of -ful (Entry 2 of 2)

: number or quantity that fills or would fill roomful

History and Etymology for -ful

Adjective suffix

Middle English, from Old English, from full, adj

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“-ful.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ful. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of -ful

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: full of
: characterized by
: having the qualities of

English Language Learners Definition of -ful (Entry 2 of 2)

: the number or amount that fills or would fill
\ fəl \

Kids Definition of -ful

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Kids Definition of -ful (Entry 2 of 2)

: number or quantity that fills or would fill spoonful

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