Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.

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Examples

  • 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.

    Firefox vs. Safari

  • 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.

    Are We Not Men?

  • 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.

    Are We Not Men?

  • Dropping the guttural termination, therefore, and writing "ior" instead of "iwrch," we have the significant designation of the animal described by Lord

    Notes and Queries, Number 21, March 23, 1850

  • 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.

    Holder pushes hate crimes law; GOP unpersuaded

  • Stereotype threat refers to the perceived risk of confi… rming, through one's behav - ior or outcomes, negative stereotypes that are held about one's social identity.

    Maybe "dumb jocks" aren't really dumb....

  • " These busts, Mr. Pollock writes, " arise from the intrinsic nature of human financial behav ior.

    Carried Away, Yet Again

  • He obfuscates ior prevaricates facts to prop up his imaginative narrative. 57 states?

    “Give me liberty or give me social justice” revisited

  • She is 11 million ior so n debt to herself – she needs money.

    White House congratulates Obama on victory

  • 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.

    Soldiers' Suicide Rate Tied to Access to Problems at Home

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