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Suffix - meanings

Letters that can be added to the end of another word, to change the meaning.
suffix Meaning Examples
-able able to be excitable, portable, preventable
-ac pertaining to cardiac, hemophiliac, maniac
-acy state or quality democracy, accuracy, lunacy
-acity (-ocity) quality of perspicacity, sagacity, velocity
-al the action or process of remedial, denial, trial, criminal
-ade act, action or process, product blockade, cavalcade, promenade
-age action or process passage, pilgrimage, voyage
-al relating to,the action or process of bacterial, theatrical, natural, remedial, denial, trial, criminal
-algia pain neuralgia, nostalgia
-ance, -ence state or quality of nuisance, ambience, tolerance
-ant a person who,inclined to, tending to applicant, immigrant, servant, brilliant, defiant, vigilant
-ar of or relating to, being, a person who lunar, molecular, solar,beggar, burglar, liar
-ard a person who does an action coward, sluggard, wizard
-arian a person who disciplinarian, vegetarian, librarian
-ation action or process creation, narration, emancipation
-ative tending to (adj.) creative, preservative, talkative
-cide act of killing homicide, suicide, genocide
-cracy rule, government, power bureaucracy, aristocracy, democracy
-crat someone who has power aristocrat, bureaucrat, technocrat
-cy state, condition or quality efficiency, privacy, belligerency
-dom place or state of being freedom, stardom, boredom
-er, -or person or object that does a specified action reader, creator, interpreter, inventor, collaborator, teacher
-en become sharpen, strengthen, loosen
-ify, -fy make or become justify, simplify, magnify, satisfy
-ise, -ize become publicise, synthesise, hypnotise
-ism doctrine, belief Judaism, scepticism, escapism
-ist person or object that does a specified action Geologist, protagonist, sexist, scientist, theorist, communist
-ity, -ty quality of extremity, validity, enormity
-less Without meaningless, hopeless, homeless
-ment condition enchantment, argument
-ness state of being heaviness, highness, sickness
-ship position held friendship, hardship, internship
-sion, -tion state of being position, promotion, cohesion
-tude state, condition or quality fortitude, gratitude, magnitude
-ular relating to or resembling cellular, circular, muscular
-uous state or quality of arduous, tumultuous, virtuous
-ure action, condition closure, erasure, failure
-ward specifies direction backward, eastward, homeward
-wise in what manner or direction clockwise, lengthwise, otherwise
-y characterised by,made up of brainy,dainty, beauty, airy, jealousy