Ious meaning

ēəs, yəs, əs
Having; having the qualities of; full of.

Bilious.

suffix
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5
Ious is defined as having or being like the word it follows.

An example of the –ious suffix is the word luxurious.

suffix
10
7
Having, characterized by.

Furious.

affix
9
5
Alternative spelling of -ous.
suffix
9
6
Forming adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -ion.

Rebellious, religious.

affix
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3
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Plural form of IOU.
noun
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Origin of ious

  • < -i-, thematic vowel or stem ending + -ous, for Fr -ieux & L -ius

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English partly from Latin -ius and partly from Old French -ieus, -ieux (from Latin -iōsus)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • -i- +‎ -ous

    From Wiktionary