-y definition

  • suffix:
    • Characterized by; composed of: clayey.
    • Like: summery.
    • to some extent; somewhat; rather: chilly.
    • Tending toward; inclined toward: tired.
    • Condition; condition; quality: envy.
    • Activity: cookery.
    • Instance of a specified activity: entreaty.
    • location for an activity: cannery.
    • Result or item of an action: laundry.
    • range; human body; team: soldiery.
    • Little one: doggy.
    • Dear one: sweetie.
    • One relating to or characterized by: townie.
    • included with nouns and adjectives to make adjectives indicating "having the high quality of".
    • included with verbs to form adjectives indicating "inclined to".
    • Variation of -ie included with nouns, adjectives and names to form regards to love.
    • Forming diminutive nouns. In addition utilized for familiar and pet names.
    • Forming abstract nouns denoting circumstances, condition, or high quality.
    • found in title of some locations which end up in -ia in Latin.

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