20 Examples of Suffixes, Definition and Examples

20 Examples of Suffixes, Definition and Examples


Suffixes, Definition and Examples in English

A suffix is ​​a letter added to the end of a word to create a new word or to change the function of the original word.  It can also be a group of letters. In other words, a suffix is ​​put at the end of a word to change its meaning. For Detailed Suffixes List;

Here are 20 Examples of Suffixes and Examples;

1. Suffix -acy

Democracy, accuracy, lunacy


2. Suffix – al


Remedial, denial, trial, criminal


3. Suffix -ance

Nuisance, ambience, tolerance


4. Suffix -dom

Freedom, stardom, boredom


5. Suffix -er, -or


Reader, creator, interpreter, inventor, collaborator, teacher


6. Suffix -ism

Judaism, scepticism, escapism


7. Suffix -ist

Geologist, protagonist, sexist, scientist, theorist, communist


8. Suffix -ity, -ty

Extremity, validity, enormity


9. Suffix -ment

Enchantment, argument


10. Suffix -ness

Heaviness, highness, sickness


11. Suffix -ship

Friendship, hardship, internship


12. Suffix -ate

Mediate, collaborate, create


13. Suffix -en

Sharpen, strengthen, loosen


14. Suffix -ify, -fy

Justify, simplify, magnify, satisfy


15. Suffix -ise, -ize

Publicise, synthesise, hypnotise


16. Suffix -able, ible 

Edible, fallible, incredible, audible


17. Suffix -al

Fiscal, thermal, herbal, colonial


18. Suffix -esque

Picturesque, burlesque, grotesque


19. Suffix -ful

Handful, playful, hopeful, skilful


20. Suffix -ic, -ical

Psychological, hypocritical, methodical, nonsensical, musical