-ious

adjective suffix

Definition of -ious

: -ous
  • edacious

Origin and Etymology of -ious

Middle English, partly from Anglo-French -ious, from Latin -iosus, from -i-, penultimate vowel of some noun stems + -osus -ous; partly from Latin -ius, adjective suffix


-IOUS Defined for Kids

-ious

adjective suffix

Definition of -ious for Students

: -ous
  • capacious

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