Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A termination of many adjectives of Latin origin, some associated with nouns in -tion, as ambitious, expeditious, disputatious, etc., associated with ambition, expedition, disputation, etc. (see -atious, -itious). In some cases the termination is of other origin, as in adventitious, factitious, fictitious, etc. See the etymology, and the words mentioned.
“L'express today reports on the case of a 15-year old Muslim student who was expelled several weeks ago from Eastern College in Flacq for wearing her "tious" traditional trousers under her school uniform.”
“Outside of England and Wales, relationships between Catholics and Protestants can still be frac tious.”
“There was, among other conten-tious issues, the question of Shannon Faulkner's hair.”
“\Stil ` la*ti tious\, a. [L. stillaticius, fr. stillare to drop, stilla a drop.]”
“Clearly, this could have a devastating impact should any antagonistic or ambi-tious government obtain the technology exclusively.”
“And she realized, with a mixture of surprise and supersti-tious fear, what the tune was: "Careless Love.”
“In case you haven't noticed, our friend is just a wee nubbin ambi - tious," Cuthbert said, and winked.”
“Usha took a quick, surrepti - tious glance at the vendor, was relieved to see it was not the one who'd had her arrested.”
“Let's go down together." tious step at a They descended side by side, one cau time, with the lamp held head high and the shadows retreating before them.”
“In the past few weeks several reports indicate that conscien - tious pupils are organising themselves to counter any attempts at disruption.”
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