Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-osity

Forming nouns.

[French -osité or Latin -ositas.]

Nouns in -osity are formed from adjectives. One set comes from those ending in -ose (see -ose1), such as adiposity (from adipose, body tissue used for the storage of fat), bellicosity (from bellicose, warlike), or verbosity (from verbose). A second set derives from adjectives in -ous, such as curiosity (from curious), generosity (from generous), monstrosity (from monstrous), and pomposity (from pompous). See also -ity.

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