Daily Writing Tips – Suffixes of Quality

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This post lists suffixes—any group of letters attached to the end of a word, a base, or a phrase to convey a meaning related to that of the root element—that pertain to qualities. Examples of nouns featuring a particular suffix are provided after the suffix. Suffixes attached to words to refer to a quality of being or a state or condition include the following:-acity: perspicacity, capacity-an: partisan, urban-ance: attendance, balance-ate: apostate, reprobate-cracy: democracy, theocracy-cy: residency, privacy-dom: kingdom, wisdom-ence: sentience, abscence-ern: western, cavern-ery: bravery, effrontery-escence: effervescence, adolescence-ese: legalese, Chinese-esque: burlesque, grotesque-ete: aesthete, athlete-ette: kitchenette, cigarette-ful: handful, earful-gamy: monogamy, polygamy-gon: pentagon, polygon-hood: brotherhood, neighborhood-ia: absentia, dementia-ial: editorial, colonial-ian: pediatrician, patrician-ine: canine, feline-ity: gravity, hilarity-ization: organization, fertilization-less: fearless, homeless-let: inlet,…