Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A termination consisting of the suffix -ous with a preceding original or euphonic vowel i. It formerly alternated with -eous. See -eous and -ous.

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Examples

  • Moving on from books, Chris at qwghlm reports that the UK Daily Mail has discovered del. ic.ious.

    Humour

  • One of Chris's examples of a Daily Mail del. ic.ious top tag is a story about how flip-flops can damage your health.

    Humour

  • Namibian authorities found a suspic ious package at an airport as workers loaded luggage on a flight to Germany.

    What

  • After missing what was one of the greatest opportunities for a pun-titled sequel why the hell wasn't it just called Fast & Four-ious?

    Vin Diesel & Paul Walker Hitting the Gas Again for 'Fast Five' « FirstShowing.net

  • This is simply Hilhary-ious!! i'm going to to make a puppet show of my own.

    Fold US Candidate Finger Puppets | Papercraft Paradise | PaperCrafts | Paper Models | Card Models

  • In add­it­ion to ser­ious discussion of lit­erature, Dryden did satirical entertainment for the other patrons.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Pugin was deeply involved in a rel­ig­ious movement that idealised the Middle Ages for its spir­itual awareness – he loved the gothic aesthetic and he loved the medieval morality.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • I signed contracts yesterday with BenBella Books for my essay, "The Fast and the Furry-ious" to be included in the Stephanie Plum Pop Culture Anthology coming out in February 2007!

    Spy Book

  • Hell, who needs power, wealth, or re lig ious fr ee dom when you got traditional folk songs to sing, over and over again!

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • I just want to know who's going to be the first wise-ass to say: "Not just funny, Mein Führer is Hitler-ious!"

    GreenCine Daily: Germans, 11/23.

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