from The 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).


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  • 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.

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  • Outside of England and Wales, relationships between Catholics and Protestants can still be frac tious.

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  • There was, among other conten-tious issues, the question of Shannon Faulkner's hair.

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  • \Stil ` la*ti tious\, a. [L. stillaticius, fr. stillare to drop, stilla a drop.]

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  • Clearly, this could have a devastating impact should any antagonistic or ambi-tious government obtain the technology exclusively.

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  • And she realized, with a mixture of surprise and supersti-tious fear, what the tune was: "Careless Love."

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  • "In case you haven't noticed, our friend is just a wee nubbin ambi - tious," Cuthbert said, and winked.

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  • Usha took a quick, surrepti - tious glance at the vendor, was relieved to see it was not the one who'd had her arrested.

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  • "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.

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  • 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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