45 Common Suffixes with Suffix Definition and Examples 1

45 Common Suffixes with Suffix Definition and Examples

Suffix Definition and Examples! Learn 45 common suffixes with meaning and examples in English: -able/-ible, -ac/-ic, -acy, -ious, -al, -ance/-ence, -dom, -eer/-er/-or, -escent, -escent…with ESL printable infographics.

Suffix Definition

Suffixes are placed after words to modify their meanings; like prefixes, they are groups of letters that rarely serve a purpose unless attached to a word.

In order word, in linguistics, a suffix (sometimes termed post) is an affix which is placed after the stem of a word. Common examples are case ending, which indicate the grammatical cased of nouns or adjectives, and verb endings, which form the conjugation of verbs.

Suffix List in English

Here is a list of some of them to give you an idea of how to identify suffixes.

Suffix

Suffix Meaning

Suffix Examples

-able/-iblecapable of beingportable, legible, preventable, adaptable
-ac/-iclike/related tocardiac, iconic, organic
-acystate/quality of beingprivacy, legitimacy, bureaucracy, aristocracy, theocracy
-iousfull ofgracious, malicious, ambitious, cautious
-alrelated tological, philosophical, bacterial, theatrical, natural
-ance/-encestate/quality of beingmaintenance, permanence, brilliance, defiance, annoyance
-domcondition of, state, realmfreedom, kingdom, boredom, freedom, wisdom
-eer/-er/-orperson whomountaineer, writer, counsellor, engineer, volunteer, inventor, legislator
-escentbecoming, to beadolescent, fluorescent
-esquelike/reminiscent ofpicturesque, kafkaesque, grotesque, burlesque
-essfemaleactress, heiress, lioness
-fulfull ofhelpful, thankful, cheerful
-fyto makemagnify, electrify, amplify, falsify, terrify
-hoodstate, condition, or qualitychildhood, neighborhood, motherhood
-ianrelating tomartian, utopian, pediatrician
-iferouscontaining, yieldingvociferous, carboniferous
-isemake, becomecivilise, terrorise, lengthwise, otherwise
-ishhaving qualities ofhellish, fiendish, apish, brutish, childish
-ismdoctrine, belief, practicefavouritism, communism, altruism, despotism, heroism
-istperson whochemist, florist, artist, linguist, pianist
-itystate/quality of beingingenuity, oddity, abnormality, civility, necessity

-ite
resident of, follower, product ofsuburbanite, luddite, dynamite
-inerelating tocanine, feminine, masculine
-iveinclined to; quality of; that whichattractive, expensive, repulsive
-lesswithoutbrainless, endless, fearless, helpless, homeless
-likeresembling, characteristicchildlike, homelike, lifelike
-mentstate/quality of being, result of action, processenjoyment, embankment, abridgement, movement, placement, shipment
-nessstate of beingthinness, loneliness, kindness, shyness, weakness
-oidlikecelluloid, ovoid, humanoid, tabloid, hemorrhoid
-ologystudy of, science ofanthropology, archaeology, biology
-osefull ofadipose, verbose
-osisprocess, conditionhypnosis, psychosis, diagnosis, prognosis, neurosis, psychosis
-oryrelating toarmory, dormitory, laboratory
-ousfull ofillustrious, nauseous, hazardous, humorous, wondrous
-pathyfeeling, diseasedsympathy, apathy, neuropathy
-phonesoundhomophone, telephone, microphone
-shipposition heldfriendship, membership, authorship, citizenship, friendship
-sionstate/quality of beingtorsion, confusion, depression, tension
-somecharacterized by, group ofcumbersome, quarrelsome, foursome
sophy/sophicwisdom, knowledgephilosophy, theosophy, anthroposophic
-tionstate/quality of beingtransition, attention, caution, fascination
-tudestate/quality of beingfortitude, certitude
-thstate or qualitydepth, length, strength
-warethings of the same type or materialhardware, software, kitchenware
-ycharacterised byfunny, greedy

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Please l need further information on this part of language.
Additionally can you give me.. some details of the 8 parts of speech. Please.