Possessing; full of; characterized by.
Having, full of, characterized by.
Having a valence lower than that of a specified element in compounds or ions named with adjectives ending in -ic.
Ous is defined as full of or possessing.
An example of ous used as a suffix is in the word "contemptuous," which means full of contempt.
Origin of ous
Middle English from Old French -ous, -eus, -eux from Latin -ōsus -us adj. suff