Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A suffix of Latin origin occurring in adjectives and nouns from original Latin adjectives in the comparative degree, as inferior, superior, interior, exterior, junior, senior, etc.
- n. A suffix, the same as -or, with a preceding vowel, representing a type derived from Latin -āt-or. Examples are savior, warrior, etc., and currior, curriour, etc., now currier, etc. In some words the termination -ior, -iour has been substituted for a similar suffix of other origin, as in havior, behaviour.
“Sometimes when dogs are dcdhasing cats, it is imperativve that they bark in ior\der to alert rats in the vicinity that cats are coming.”
“In this — paradoxically — the lads’ behavior is much more closely connected to that of the sensitive, New Age, pantywaist male than to that of the devil-may-care rogue of old.”
“Dropping the guttural termination, therefore, and writing "ior" instead of "iwrch," we have the significant designation of the animal described by Lord”
“I've watched many a case of minorities convicted of hate crimes so these comments about these new, tougher laws only applies to white ior only certain groups are truly, truly idiotic.”
“Stereotype threat refers to the perceived risk of confiÂ rming, through one's behav - ior or outcomes, negative stereotypes that are held about one's social identity.”
“Gen. Chiarelli said one of the more important steps was reviving past practices that helped officers and others monitor at-risk behav ior in soldiers and intervene.”
“ These busts, Mr. Pollock writes, " arise from the intrinsic nature of human financial behav ior.”
“He obfuscates ior prevaricates facts to prop up his imaginative narrative. 57 states?”
“She is 11 million ior so n debt to herself – she needs money.”
“The point of telling them this is that in Latin you can add the comparative and superlative suffixes –ior and –issimus to any adjective, no matter how long.”
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