Suffixes, Definition and Examples

Suffixes, Definition and Examples in English

Suffixes, Definition and Examples in English


Suffixes

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;

 

Suffix examples:

-ile: Futile, fragile…

-y: Rainy, funny, dirty, dirty…

-ise, -ize: Publicise, synthesise

 

Noun Suffixes

All of the empires almost solved the problem of reconciling monarchy and democracy.

Noun suffix examples:

 

Suffix -acy

Democracy, accuracy, lunacy

 

Suffix – al

Remedial, denial, trial, criminal

 



Suffix -ance

Nuisance, ambience, tolerance

 

Suffix -dom

Freedom, stardom, boredom

 

Suffix -er, -or

Reader, creator, interpreter, inventor, collaborator, teacher

 

Suffix -ism

Judaism, scepticism, escapism

 

Suffix -ist

Geologist, protagonist, sexist, scientist, theorist, communist

 

Suffix -ity, -ty

Extremity, validity, enormity

 

Suffix -ment

Enchantment, argument

 

Suffix -ness

Heaviness, highness, sickness

 

Suffix -ship

Friendship, hardship, internship

 

Suffix -sion, -tion

Position, promotion, cohesion, ambition

 

Verb Suffixes

Sam tries to justify his mistake by pointing out someone else’s mistakes.

 

Verb suffix examples:

Suffix -ate

Mediate, collaborate, create

 

Suffix -en

Sharpen, strengthen, loosen

 

Suffix -ify, -fy

Justify, simplify, magnify, satisfy

 

Suffix -ise, -ize

Publicise, synthesise, hypnotise

 

Adjective Suffixes

Some medical practitioners use herbal medicines.

Adjective suffix examples:

 

Suffix -able, ible 

Edible, fallible, incredible, audible

 

Suffix -al

Fiscal, thermal, herbal, colonial

 

Suffix -esque

Picturesque, burlesque, grotesque

 

Suffix -ful

Handful, playful, hopeful, skilful

 

Suffix -ic, -ical

Psychological, hypocritical, methodical, nonsensical, musical

 

Suffix -ious, -ous

Pious, jealous, religious, ridiculous

 

Suffix -ish

Squeamish, sheepish, childish

 

Suffix -ive

Inquisitive, informative, attentive

 

Suffix -less

Meaningless, hopeless, homeless

 

Suffix -y

Dainty, beauty, airy, jealousy

 

Adverb Suffixes

The music playing softly inside the diner room was perfect.

Adverb suffix examples:

Suffix -ly

Softly, slowly, happily, crazily, madly

 

Suffix -ward, -wards

Towards, afterwards, backwards, inward

 

Suffix -wise

Otherwise, likewise, clockwise


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