10 letter words ending in ous
Abdominous (a.) Having a protuberant belly; pot-bellied.
Abiogenous (a.) Produced by spontaneous generation.
Abstemious (a.) Abstaining from wine.
Abstemious (a.) Sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions.
Abstemious (a.) Sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation; as, an abstemious diet.
Abstemious (a.) Marked by, or spent in, abstinence; as, an abstemious life.
Abstemious (a.) Promotive of abstemiousness.
Acephalous (a.) Headless.
Acephalous (a.) Without a distinct head; -- a term applied to bivalve mollusks.
Acephalous (a.) Having the style spring from the base, instead of from the apex, as is the case in certain ovaries.
Acephalous (a.) Without a leader or chief.
Acephalous (a.) Wanting the beginning.
Acephalous (a.) Deficient and the beginning, as a
Acetarious (a.) Used in salads; as, acetarious plants.
Acinaceous (a.) Containing seeds or stones of grapes, or grains like them.
Acondylous (a.) Being without joints; jointless.
Acrogenous (a.) Increasing by growth from the extremity; as, an acrogenous plant.
Acrotomous (a.) Having a cleavage parallel with the base.
Adactylous (a.) Without fingers or without toes.
Adactylous (a.) Without claws on the feet (of crustaceous animals).
Adulterous (a.) Guilty of, or given to, adultery; pertaining to adultery; illicit.
Adulterous (a.) Characterized by adulteration; spurious.
Aeriferous (a.) Conveying or containing air; air-bearing; as, the windpipe is an aeriferous tube.
Aeruginous (a.) Of the nature or color of verdigris, or the rust of copper.
Affectuous (a.) Full of passion or emotion; earnest.
Agalactous (a.) Lacking milk to suckle with.
Albuminous (a.) Alt. of Albuminose
Alimonious (a.) Affording food; nourishing.
Alliaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to the genus Allium, or garlic, onions, leeks, etc.; having the smell or taste of garlic or onions.
Allogamous (a.) Characterized by allogamy.
Allomerous (a.) Characterized by allomerism.
Allonymous (a.) Published under the name of some one other than the author.
Altisonous (a.) Altisonant.
Alutaceous (a.) Leathery.
Alutaceous (a.) Of a pale brown color; leather-yellow.
Amatorious (a.) Amatory.
Ambaginous (a.) Ambagious.
Ambigenous (a.) Of two kinds.
Ambigenous (a.) Partaking of two natures, as the perianth of some endogenous plants, where the outer surface is calycine, and the inner petaloid.
Ambilevous (a.) Left-handed on both sides; clumsy; -- opposed to ambidexter.
Ambiparous (a.) Characterized by containing the rudiments of both flowers and leaves; -- applied to a bud.
Amnigenous (a.) Born or bred in, of, or near a river.
Amphibious (a.) Having the ability to live both on land and in water, as frogs, crocodiles, beavers, and some plants.
Amphibious (a.) Pertaining to, adapted for, or connected with, both land and water.
Amphibious (a.) Of a mixed nature; partaking of two natures.
Amylaceous (a.) Pertaining to starch; of the nature of starch; starchy.
Anadromous (a.) Ascending rivers from the sea, at certain seasons, for breeding, as the salmon, shad, etc.
Anadromous (a.) Tending upwards; -- said of terns in which the lowest secondary segments are on the upper side of the branch of the central stem.
Anarthrous (a.) Used without the article; as, an anarthrous substantive.
Anarthrous (a.) Without joints, or having the joints indistinct, as some insects.
Anasarcous (a.) Belonging, or affected by, anasarca, or dropsy; dropsical.
Anatropous (a.) Having the ovule inverted at an early period in its development, so that the chalaza is as the apparent apex; -- opposed to orthotropous.
Ancipitous (a.) Two-edged instead of round; -- said of certain flattened stems, as those of blue grass, and rarely also of leaves.
Anenterous (a.) Destitute of a stomach or an intestine.
Anguineous (a.) Snakelike.
Annelidous (a.) Of the nature of an annelid.
Annotinous (a.) A year old; in Yearly growths.
Anonaceous (a.) Pertaining to the order of plants including the soursop, custard apple, etc.
Antilogous (a.) Of the contrary name or character; -- opposed to analogous.
Antitypous (a.) Resisting blows; hard.
Apocarpous (a.) Either entirely or partially separate, as the carpels of a compound pistil; -- opposed to syncarpous.
Apocyneous (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, a family of plants, of which the dogbane (Apocynum) is the type.
Aquiferous (a.) Consisting or conveying water or a watery fluid; as, aquiferous vessels; the aquiferous system.
Aquiparous (a.) Secreting water; -- applied to certain glands.
Arenaceous (a.) Sandy or consisting largely of sand; of the nature of sand; easily disintegrating into sand; friable; as, arenaceous limestone.
Arenarious (a.) Sandy; as, arenarious soil.
Arhythmous (a.) See Arrhizal, Arrhizous, Arrhythmic, Arrhythmous.
Armiferous (a.) Bearing arms or weapons.
Armigerous (a.) Bearing arms.
Armisonous (a.) Rustling in arms; resounding with arms.
Ascigerous (a.) Having asci.
Astomatous (a.) Alt. of Astomous
Athalamous (a.) Not furnished with shields or beds for the spores, as the thallus of certain lichens.
Auriferous (a.) Gold-bearing; containing or producing gold.
Aurivorous (a.) Gold-devouring.
Auspicious (a.) Having omens or tokens of a favorable issue; giving promise of success, prosperity, or happiness; predicting good; as, an auspicious beginning.
Auspicious (a.) Prosperous; fortunate; as, auspicious years.
Auspicious (a.) Favoring; favorable; propitious; -- applied to persons or things.
Autogamous (a.) Characterized by autogamy; self-fertilized.
Autogenous (a.) Self-generated; produced independently.
Autogenous (a.) Developed from an independent center of ossification.
Automatous (a.) Automatic.
Autonomous (a.) Independent in government; having the right or power of self-government.
Autonomous (a.) Having independent existence or laws.
Avaricious (a.) Actuated by avarice; greedy of gain; immoderately desirous of accumulating property.
Avenaceous (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, oats or the oat grasses.
Barratrous (/) Tainter with, or constituting, barratry.
Battailous (n.) Arrayed for battle; fit or eager for battle; warlike.
Benevolous (a.) Kind; benevolent.
Biangulous (a.) Biangular.
Bicipitous (a.) Having two heads; bicipital.
Biliferous (a.) Generating bile.
Bilinguous (a.) Having two tongues, or speaking two languages.
Binominous (a.) Binominal.
Binotonous (a.) Consisting of two notes; as, a binotonous cry.
Bipetalous (a.) Having two petals.
Bismuthous (a.) Of, or containing, bismuth, when this element has its lower valence.
Bituminous (a.) Having the qualities of bitumen; compounded with bitumen; containing bitumen.
Blusterous (a.) Inc
Boisterous (a.) Rough or rude; unbending; unyielding; strong; powerful.
Boisterous (a.) Exhibiting tumultuous violence and fury; acting with noisy turbulence; violent; rough; stormy.
Boisterous (a.) Noisy; rough; turbulent; as, boisterous mirth; boisterous behavior.
Boisterous (a.) Vehement; excessive.
Bombylious (a.) Buzzing, like a bumblebee; as, the bombylious noise of the horse fly.
Bulbaceous (n.) Bulbous.
Byssaceous (a.) Byssuslike; consisting of fine fibers or threads, as some very delicate filamentous algae.
Cactaceous (a.) Belonging to, or like, the family of plants of which the prickly pear is a common example.
Cadaverous (a.) Having the appearance or color of a dead human body; pale; ghastly; as, a cadaverous look.
Cadaverous (a.) Of or pertaining to, or having the qualities of, a dead body.
Calamitous (a.) Suffering calamity; wretched; miserable.
Calamitous (a.) Producing, or attended with distress and misery; making wretched; wretched; unhappy.
Calcareous (a.) Partaking of the nature of calcite or calcium carbonate; consisting of, or containing, calcium carbonate or carbonate of lime.
Caliginous (a.) Affected with darkness or dimness; dark; obscure.
Calumnious (a.) Containing or implying calumny; false, malicious, and injurious to reputation; slanderous; as, calumnious reports.
Cancellous (a.) Having a spongy or porous structure; made up of cancelli; cancellated; as, the cancellous texture of parts of many bones.
Capricious (a.) Governed or characterized by caprice; apt to change suddenly; freakish; whimsical; changeable.
Cassideous (a.) Helmet-shaped; -- applied to a corolla having a broad, helmet-shaped upper petal, as in aconite.
Catarrhous (a.) Catarrhal.
Celebrious (a.) Famous.
Censorious (a.) Addicted to censure; apt to blame or condemn; severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners.
Censorious (a.) Implying or expressing censure; as, censorious remarks.
Cepevorous (a.) Feeding upon onions.
Cerasinous (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, cerasin.
Cerasinous (a.) Of a cherry color.
Ceriferous (a.) Producing wax.
Ceruminous (a.) Pertaining to, or secreting, cerumen; as, the ceruminous glands.
Chalybeous (a.) Steel blue; of the color of tempered steel.
Chivalrous (a.) Pertaining to chivalry or knight-errantry; warlike; heroic; gallant; high-spirited; high-minded; magnanimous.
Chylaceous (a.) Possessed of the properties of chyle; consisting of chyle.
Circuitous (a.) Going round in a circuit; roundabout; indirect; as, a circuitous road; a circuitous manner of accomplishing an end.
Clangorous (a.) Making a clangor; having a ringing, metallic sound.
Coccygeous (a.) Coccygeal.
Coetaneous (a.) Of the same age; beginning to exist at the same time; contemporaneous.
Commodious (a.) Adapted to its use or purpose, or to wants and necessities; serviceable; spacious and convenient; roomy and comfortable; as, a commodious house.
Concinnous (a.) Characterized by concinnity; neat; elegant.
Confervous (a.) Pertaining to confervae; consisting of, or resembling, the confervae.
Congenious (a.) Congeneric.
Coniferous (a.) Bearing cones, as the pine and cypress.
Coniferous (a.) Pertaining to the order Coniferae, of which the pine tree is the type.
Contagious (a.) Communicable by contact, by a virus, or by a bodily exhalation; catching; as, a contagious disease.
Contagious (a.) Conveying or generating disease; pestilential; poisonous; as, contagious air.
Contagious (a.) Spreading or communicable from one to another; exciting similar emotions or conduct in others.
Contiguous (a.) In actual contact; touching; also, adjacent; near; neighboring; adjoining.
Continuous (a.) Without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening space or time; uninterrupted; unbroken; continual; unceasing; constant; continued; protracted; extended; as, a continuous
Continuous (a.) Not deviating or varying from uninformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated.
Convicious (a.) Expressing reproach; abusive; railing; taunting.
Coriaceous (a.) Consisting of or resembling, leather; leatherlike; tough.
Coriaceous (a.) Stiff, like leather or parchment.
Courageous (a.) Possessing, or characterized by, courage; brave; bold.
Cretaceous (a.) Having the qualities of chalk; abounding with chalk; chalky; as, cretaceous rocks and formations. See Chalk.
Cymiferous (a.) Producing cymes.
Cytogenous (a.) Producing cells; -- applied esp. to lymphatic, or adenoid, tissue.
Decandrous (a.) Belonging to the Decandria; having ten stamens.
Deceptious (a.) Tending deceive; delusive.
Dedecorous (a.) Disgraceful; unbecoming.
Defectious (a.) Having defects; imperfect.
Defectuous (a.) Full of defects; imperfect.
Degenerous (a.) Degenerate; base.
Deintevous (a.) Rare; excellent; costly.
Delightous (a.) Delightful.
Despiteous (a.) Feeling or showing despite; malicious; angry to excess; cruel; contemptuous.
Diaphanous (a.) Allowing light to pass through, as porcelain; translucent or transparent; pellucid; clear.
Didelphous (a.) Didelphic.
Didelphous (n.) Formerly, any marsupial; but the term is now restricted to an American genus which includes the opossums, of which there are many species. See Opossum. [Written also Didelphis.] See Illustration in Appendix.
Didynamous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Didynamia; containing four stamens disposed in pairs of unequal length.
Dimorphous (a.) Characterized by dimorphism; occurring under two distinct forms, not dependent on sex; dimorphic.
Dimorphous (a.) Crystallizing under two forms fundamentally different, while having the same chemical composition.
Dipetalous (a.) Having two petals; two-petaled.
Diphyllous (a.) Having two leaves, as a calyx, etc.
Dipyrenous (a.) Containing two stones or nutlets.
Disastrous (a.) Full of unpropitious stellar influences; unpropitious; ill-boding.
Disastrous (a.) Attended with suffering or disaster; very unfortunate; calamitous; ill-fated; as, a disastrous day; a disastrous termination of an undertaking.
Discordous (a.) Full of discord.
Disdainous (a.) Disdainful.
Disepalous (a.) Having two sepals; two-sepaled.
Dispiteous (a.) Full of despite; cruel; spiteful; pitiless.
Distichous (n.) Disposed in two vertical rows; two-ranked.
Doniferous (a.) Bearing gifts.
Drupaceous (a.) Producing, or pertaining to, drupes; having the form of drupes; as, drupaceous trees or fruits.
Eczematous (a.) Pertaining to eczema; having the characteristic of eczema.
Edentalous (a.) See Edentate, a.
Edentulous (a.) Toothless.
Effectuous (a.) Effective.
Endogamous (a.) Marrying within the same tribe; -- opposed to exogamous.
Endogenous (a.) Increasing by internal growth and elongation at the summit, instead of externally, and having no distinction of pith, wood, and bark, as the rattan, the palm, the cornstalk.
Endogenous (a.) Originating from within; increasing by internal growth.
Ensiferous (a.) Bearing a sword.
Entogenous (a.) See Endogenous.
Ephemerous (a.) Ephemeral.
Epicureous (a.) Epicurean.
Equanimous (a.) Of an even, composed frame of mind; of a steady temper; not easily elated or depressed.
Equivorous (a.) Feeding on horseflesh; as, equivorous Tartars.
Ericaceous (a.) Belonging to the Heath family, or resembling plants of that family; consisting of heats.
Erinaceous (a.) Of the Hedgehog family; like, or characteristic of, a hedgehog.
Estiferous (a.) Producing heat.
Euphonious (a.) Pleasing or sweet in sound; euphonic; smooth-sounding.
Eurycerous (a.) Having broad horns.
Exanguious (a.) Bloodless. [Obs.] See Exsanguious.
Exangulous (a.) Having no corners; without angles.
Exceptious (a.) Disposed or apt to take exceptions, or to object; captious.
Exorhizous (a.) Having a radicle which is not inclosed by the cotyledons or plumule; of or relating to an exorhiza.
Exosse-ous (a.) Boneless.
Extogenous (a.) Exogenous.
Extortious (a.) Extortionate.
Extraneous (a.) Not belonging to, or dependent upon, a thing; without or beyond a thing; not essential or intrinsic; foreign; as, to separate gold from extraneous matter.
Facinorous (a.) Atrociously wicked.
Factitious (a.) Made by art, in distinction from what is produced by nature; artificial; sham; formed by, or adapted to, an artificial or conventional, in distinction from a natural, standard or rule; not natural; as, factitious cinnabar or jewels; a factitious taste.
Facundious (a.) Eloquement; full of words.
Fallacious (a.) Embodying or pertaining to a fallacy; illogical; fitted to deceive; misleading; delusive; as, fallacious arguments or reasoning.
Fastidious (a.) Difficult to please; delicate to a fault; suited with difficulty; squeamish; as, a fastidious mind or ear; a fastidious appetite.
Fatiferous (a.) Fate-bringing; deadly; mortal; destructive.
Favaginous (a.) Formed like, or resembling, a honeycomb.
Felicitous (a.) Characterized by felicity; happy; prosperous; delightful; skilful; successful; happily applied or expressed; appropriate.
Fetiferous (a.) Producing young, as animals.
Fibrillous (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, fibers.
Fictitious (a.) Feigned; imaginary; not real; fabulous; counterfeit; false; not genuine; as, fictitious fame.
Filiferous (a.) Producing threads.
Flagitious (a.) Disgracefully or shamefully criminal; grossly wicked; scandalous; shameful; -- said of acts, crimes, etc.
Flagitious (a.) Guilty of enormous crimes; corrupt; profligate; -- said of persons.
Flagitious (a.) Characterized by scandalous crimes or vices; as, flagitious times.
Flamineous (a.) Pertaining to a flamen; flaminical.
Flosculous (a.) Consisting of many gamopetalous florets.
Foliaceous (a.) Belonging to, or having the texture or nature of, a leaf; having leaves intermixed with flowers; as, a foliaceous spike.
Foliaceous (a.) Consisting of leaves or thin laminae; having the form of a leaf or plate; as, foliaceous spar.
Foliaceous (a.) Leaflike in form or mode of growth; as, a foliaceous coral.
Foliferous (a.) Producing leaves.
Foraminous (a.) Having foramina; full of holes; porous.
Fortuitous (a.) Happening by chance; coming or occuring unexpectedly, or without any known cause; chance; as, the fortuitous concourse of atoms.
Fortuitous (a.) Happening independently of human will or means of foresight; resulting from unavoidable physical causes.
Fossorious (a.) Adapted for digging; -- said of the legs of certain insects.
Founderous (a.) Difficult to travel; likely to trip one up; as, a founderous road.
Fucivorous (a.) Eating fucus or other seaweeds.
Fuliginous (a.) Pertaining to soot; sooty; dark; dusky.
Fuliginous (a.) Pertaining to smoke; resembling smoke.
Fulmineous (a.) Of, or concerning thunder.
Fumiferous (a.) Producing smoke.
Funebrious (a.) Funebrial.
Gangrenous (a.) Affected by, or produced by, gangrene; of the nature of gangrene.
Gastrurous (a.) Pertaining to the Gastrura.
Gelatinous (a.) Of the nature and consistence of gelatin or the jelly; resembling jelly; viscous.
Gemmaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to gems or to gemmae; of the nature of, or resembling, gems or gemmae.
Geophagous (a.) Earth-eating.
Glanderous (a.) Of or pertaining to glanders; of the nature of glanders.
Glandulous (a.) Containing glands; consisting of glands; pertaining to glands; resembling glands.
Glumaceous (a.) Having glumes; consisting of glumes.
Gluttonous (a.) Given to gluttony; eating to excess; indulging the appetite; voracious; as, a gluttonous age.
Gramineous (a.) Like, Or pertaining to, grass. See Grass, n., 2.
Grandevous (a.) Of great age; aged; longlived.
Grandinous (a.) Consisting of hail; abounding in hail.
Gratuitous (a.) Given without an equivalent or recompense; conferred without valuable consideration; granted without pay, or without claim or merit; not required by justice.
Gratuitous (a.) Not called for by the circumstances; without reason, cause, or proof; adopted or asserted without any good ground; as, a gratuitous assumption.
Gregarious (a.) Habitually living or moving in flocks or herds; tending to flock or herd together; not habitually solitary or living alone.
Gynandrous (a.) Having stamens inserted in the pistil; belonging to the class Gynandria.
Halogenous (a.) Of the nature of a halogen.
Harmonious (a.) Adapted to each other; having parts proportioned to each other; symmetrical.
Harmonious (a.) Acting together to a common end; agreeing in action or feeling; living in peace and friendship; as, an harmonious family.
Harmonious (a.) Vocally or musically concordant; agreeably consonant; symphonious.
Hemigamous (a.) Having one of the two florets in the same spikelet neuter, and the other unisexual, whether male or female; -- said of grasses.
Herbaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to herbs; having the nature, texture, or characteristics, of an herb; as, herbaceous plants; an herbaceous stem.
Hexagynous (a.) Having six pistils.
Hexamerous (a.) In six parts; in sixes.
Hexapodous (a.) Having six feet; belonging to the Hexapoda.
Hirtellous (a.) Pubescent with minute and somewhat rigid hairs.
Homogamous (a.) Having all the flowers alike; -- said of such composite plants as Eupatorium, and the thistels.
Homogenous (a.) Having a resemblance in structure, due to descent from a common progenitor with subsequent modification; homogenetic; -- applied both to animals and plants. See Homoplastic.
Homogonous (a.) Having all the flowers of a plant alike in respect to the stamens and pistils.
Homologous (a.) Having the same relative position, proportion, value, or structure.
Homologous (a.) Corresponding in relative position and proportion.
Homologous (a.) Having the same relative proportion or value, as the two antecedents or the two consequents of a proportion.
Homologous (a.) Characterized by homology; belonging to the same type or series; corresponding in composition and properties. See Homology, 3.
Homonomous (a.) Of or pertaining to homonomy.
Homonymous (a.) Having the same name or designation; standing in the same relation; -- opposed to heteronymous.
Homonymous (a.) Having the same name or designation, but different meaning or relation; hence, equivocal; ambiguous.
Homotonous (a.) Of the same tenor or tone; equable; without variation.
Horrendous (a.) Fearful; frightful.
Hypogynous (a.) Inserted below the pistil or pistils; -- said of sepals, petals, and stamens; having the sepals, petals, and stamens inserted below the pistil; -- said of a flower or a plant.
Icteritous (a.) Yellow; of the color of the skin when it is affected by the jaundice.
Idolatrous (a.) Of or pertaining to idolatry; partaking of the nature of idolatry; given to idolatry or the worship of false gods; as, idolatrous sacrifices.
Idolatrous (a.) Consisting in, or partaking of, an excessive attachment or reverence; as, an idolatrous veneration for antiquity.
Igniferous (a.) Producing fire.
Ignifluous (a.) Flowing with fire.
Ignigenous (a.) Produced by the action of fire, as lava.
Ignivomous (a.) Vomiting fire.
Illicitous (a.) Illicit.
Illuminous (a.) Bright; clear.
Illustrous (a.) Without luster.
Immeritous (a.) Undeserving.
Impervious (a.) Not pervious; not admitting of entrance or passage through; as, a substance impervious to water or air.
Imppiteous (a.) Pitiless; cruel.
Importuous (a.) Without a port or harbor.
Impostrous (n.) Characterized by imposture; deceitful.
Incautious (a.) Not cautious; not circumspect; not attending to the circumstances on which safety and interest depend; heedless; careless; as, an incautious step; an incautious remark.
Incendious (a.) Promoting faction or contention; seditious; inflammatory.
Incumbrous (a.) Cumbersome; troublesome.
Indecorous (a.) Not decorous; violating good manners; contrary to good breeding or etiquette; unbecoming; improper; out of place; as, indecorous conduct.
Indigenous (a.) Native; produced, growing, or living, naturally in a country or climate; not exotic; not imported.
Indigenous (a.) Native; inherent; innate.
Inducteous (a.) Rendered electro-polar by induction, or brought into the opposite electrical state by the influence of inductive bodies.
Infectious (a.) Having qualities that may infect; communicable or caused by infection; pestilential; epidemic; as, an infectious fever; infectious clothing; infectious air; infectious vices.
Infectious (a.) Corrupting, or tending to corrupt or contaminate; vitiating; demoralizing.
Infectious (a.) Contaminating with illegality; exposing to seizure and forfeiture.
Infectious (a.) Capable of being easily diffused or spread; sympathetic; readily communicated; as, infectious mirth.
Infestuous (a.) Mischievous; harmful; dangerous.
Influxious (a.) Influential.
Inglorious (a.) Not glorious; not bringing honor or glory; not accompanied with fame, honor, or celebrity; obscure; humble; as, an inglorious life of ease.
Inglorious (a.) Shameful; disgraceful; ignominious; as, inglorious flight, defeat, etc.
Ingluvious (a.) Gluttonous.
Ingracious (a.) Ungracious; unkind.
Iniquitous (a.) Characterized by iniquity; unjust; wicked; as, an iniquitous bargain; an iniquitous proceeding.
Innubilous (a.) Cloudless.
Innumerous (a.) Innumerable.
Insensuous (a.) Not sensuous; not pertaining to, affecting, or addressing, the senses.
Insomnious (a.) Restless; sleepless.
Insonorous (a.) Not clear or melodious.
Invalorous (a.) Not valorous; cowardly.
Inventious (a.) Inventive.
Iridaceous (a.) Alt. of Irideous
Irregulous (a.) Lawless.
Isochroous (a.) Having the same tint or color throughout; uniformly or evenly colored.
Isotropous (a.) Isotropic.
Jaspideous (a.) Consisting of jasper, or containing jasper; jaspery; jasperlike.
Jeopardous (a.) Perilous; hazardous.
Juncaceous (a.) Of. pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants (Juncaceae), of which the common rush (Juncus) is the type.
Kaligenous (a.) Forming alkalies with oxygen, as some metals.
Languorous (a.) Producing, or tending to produce, languor; characterized by languor.
Laniferous (n.) Bearing or producing wool.
Lanigerous (a.) Bearing or producing wool.
Lanuginous (a.) Covered with down, or fine soft hair; downy.
Lappaceous (a.) Resembling the capitulum of burdock; covered with forked points.
Lardaceous (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, lard.
Lascivious (a.) Wanton; lewd; lustful; as, lascivious men; lascivious desires.
Lascivious (a.) Tending to produce voluptuous or lewd emotions.
Lauraceous (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, a natural order (Lauraceae) of trees and shrubs having aromatic bark and foliage, and including the laurel, sassafras, cinnamon tree, true camphor tree, etc.
Leguminous (a.) Pertaining to pulse; consisting of pulse.
Leguminous (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, a very large natural order of plants (Leguminosae), which bear legumes, including peas, beans, clover, locust trees, acacias, and mimosas.
Lemuridous (a.) Alt. of Lemurine
Libidinous (a.) Having lustful desires; characterized by lewdness; sensual; lascivious.
Licentious (a.) Characterized by license; passing due bounds; excessive; abusive of freedom; wantonly offensive; as, a licentious press.
Licentious (a.) Unrestrained by law or morality; lawless; immoral; dissolute; lewd; lascivious; as, a licentious man; a licentious life.
Liliaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of which the lily, tulip, and hyacinth are well-known examples.
Liliaceous (a.) Like the blossom of a lily in general form.
Linigerous (a.) Bearing flax; producing
Lomatinous (a.) Furnished with lobes or flaps.
Loquacious (a.) Given to continual talking; talkative; garrulous.
Loquacious (a.) Speaking; expressive.
Loquacious (a.) Apt to blab and disclose secrets.
Luciferous (a.) Giving light; affording light or means of discovery.
Ludibrious (a.) Sportive; ridiculous; wanton.
Lugubrious (a.) Mournful; indicating sorrow, often ridiculously or feignedly; doleful; woful; pitiable; as, a whining tone and a lugubrious look.
Lyriferous (a.) Having a lyre-shaped shoulder girdle, as certain fishes.
Malevolous (a.) Malevolent.
Malvaceous (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants (Malvaceae), of which the mallow is the type. The cotton plant, hollyhock, and abutilon are of this order, and the baobab and the silk-cotton trees are now referred to it.
Marigenous (a.) Produced in or by the sea.
Marlaceous (a.) Resembling marl; partaking of the qualities of marl.
Meliaceous (a.) Pertaining to a natural order (Meliacae) of plants of which the genus Melia is the type. It includes the mahogany and the Spanish cedar.
Melicerous (a.) Consisting of or containing matter like honey; -- said of certain encysted tumors.
Membranous (a.) Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, membrane; as, a membranous covering or lining.
Membranous (a.) Membranaceous.
Mendacious (a.) Given to deception or falsehood; lying; as, a mendacious person.
Mendacious (a.) False; counterfeit; containing falsehood; as, a mendacious statement.
Menstruous (a.) Having the monthly flow or discharge; menstruating.
Menstruous (a.) Of or pertaining tj the monthly flow; catamenial.
Meticulous (a.) Timid; fearful.
Miraculous (a.) Of the nature of a miracle; performed by supernatural power; effected by the direct agency of almighty power, and not by natural causes.
Miraculous (a.) Supernatural; wonderful.
Miraculous (a.) Wonder-working.
Misogynous (a.) Hating women.
Miszealous (a.) Mistakenly zealous.
Mixogamous (a.) Pairing with several males; -- said of certain fishes of which several males accompany each female during spawning.
Moliminous (a.) Of great bulk or consequence; very important.
Molluscous (a.) Molluscan.
Monandrous (a.) Of or pertaining to the monandria; having but one stamen.
Monanthous (a.) Having but one flower; one-flowered.
Monoculous (a.) Monocular.
Monoecious (a.) Having the sexes united in one individual, as when male and female flowers grow upon the same individual plant; hermaphrodite; -- opposed to dioecious.
Monogamous (a.) Upholding, or practicing, monogamy.
Monogamous (a.) Same as Monogamian.
Monogamous (a.) Mating with but one of the opposite sex; -- said of birds and mammals.
Monogenous (a.) Of or pertaining to monogenesis; as, monogenous, or asexual, reproduction.
Monogynous (a.) Of or pertaining to Monogynia; having only one style or stigma.
Monomerous (a.) Composed of solitary parts, as a flower with one sepal, one petal, one stamen, and one pistil.
Monomerous (a.) Having but one joint; -- said of the foot of certain insects.
Monotocous (a.) Bearing fruit but once; monocarpic.
Monotocous (a.) Uniparous; laying a single egg.
Monotomous (a.) Having a distinct cleavage in a single direction only.
Monotonous (a.) Uttered in one unvarying tone; continued with dull uniformity; characterized by monotony; without change or variety; wearisome.
Monoxylous (a.) Made of one piece of wood.
Monstruous (a.) Monstrous.
Morbillous (a.) Pertaining to the measles; partaking of the nature of measels, or resembling the eruptions of that disease; measly.
Mordacious (a.) Biting; given to biting; hence, figuratively, sarcastic; severe; scathing.
Morigerous (a.) Obedient; obsequious.
Mucigenous (a.) Connected with the formation of mucin; resembling mucin.
Muciparous (a.) Secreting, or producing, mucus or mucin.
Multivious (a. & adv.) Having many ways or roads; by many ways.
Myrtaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a large and important natural order of trees and shrubs (Myrtaceae), of which the myrtle is the type. It includes the genera Eucalyptus, Pimenta, Lechythis, and about seventy more.
Mysterious (a.) Of or pertaining to mystery; containing a mystery; difficult or impossible to understand; obscure not revealed or explained; enigmatical; incomprehensible.
Naufragous (a.) causing shipwreck.
Navigerous (a.) Bearing ships; capable of floating vessels.
Nectareous (a.) Of, pertaining to, containing, or resembling nectar; delicious; nectarean.
Niggardous (a.) Niggardly.
Nubiferous (a.) Bringing, or producing, clouds.
Nubigenous (a.) Born of, or produced from, clouds.
Nuciferous (a.) Bearing, or producing, nuts.
Nutritious (a.) Nourishing; promoting growth, or preventing decay; alimental.
Obloquious (a.) Containing obloquy; reproachful
Obsequious (a.) Promptly obedient, or submissive, to the will of another; compliant; yielding to the desires of another; devoted.
Obsequious (a.) Servilely or meanly attentive; compliant to excess; cringing; fawning; as, obsequious flatterer, parasite.
Obsequious (a.) Of or pertaining to obsequies; funereal.
Ochraceous (a.) Ocherous.
Octagynous (a.) Having eight pistils or styles; octogynous.
Octamerous (a.) Having the parts in eights; as, an octamerous flower; octamerous mesenteries in polyps.
Octandrous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Octandria; having eight distinct stamens.
Octogynous (a.) Having eight pistils; octagynous.
Odometrous (a.) Serving to measure distance on a road.
Oedematous (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, edema; affected with edema.
Oleaginous (a.) Having the nature or qualities of oil; oily; unctuous.
Oleiferous (a.) Producing oil; as, oleiferous seeds.
Oleraceous (a.) Pertaining to pot herbs; of the nature or having the qualities of herbs for cookery; esculent.
Olivaceous (a.) Resembling the olive; of the color of the olive; olive-green.
Omniferous (a.) All-bearing; producing all kinds.
Omnigenous (a.) Consisting of all kinds.
Omniparous (a.) Producing all things; omniparient.
Omniscious (a.) All-knowing.
Omnivorous (a.) All-devouring; eating everything indiscriminately; as, omnivorous vanity; esp. (Zool.), eating both animal and vegetable food.
Oratorious (a.) Oratorical.
Orchideous (a.) Same as Orchidaceous.
Ossiferous (a.) Containing or yielding bone.
Ossivorous (a.) Feeding on bones; eating bones; as, ossivorous quadrupeds.
Outrageous (n.) Of the nature of an outrage; exceeding the limits of right, reason, or decency; involving or doing an outrage; furious; violent; atrocious.
Pactitious (a.) Setted by a pact, or agreement.
Paleaceous (a.) Chaffy; resembling or consisting of paleae, or chaff; furnished with chaff; as, a paleaceous receptacle.
Palladious (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, palladium; -- used specifically to designate those compounds in which palladium has a lower valence as compared with palladic compounds.
Palmaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to palms; of the nature of, or resembling, palms.
Paludinous (a.) Paludinal. (b) Like or pertaining to the genus Paludina.
Paludinous (a.) Of or pertaining to a marsh or fen.
Panivorous (a.) Eating bread; subsisting on bread.
Papaverous (a.) Of or pertaining to the poppy; of the nature of the poppy.
Paronymous (a.) Having the same derivation; allied radically; conjugate; -- said of certain words, as man, mankind, manhood, etc.
Paronymous (a.) Having a similar sound, but different orthography and different meaning; -- said of certain words, as al/ and awl; hair and hare, etc.
Parturious (a.) Parturient.
Pediculous (a.) Pedicular.
Pedigerous (a.) Bearing or having feet or legs.
Pedimanous (a.) Having feet resembling hands, or with the first toe opposable, as the opossums and monkeys.
Pennaceous (a.) Like or pertaining to a normal feather.
Perfidious (a.) Guilty of perfidy; violating good faith or vows; false to trust or confidence reposed; teacherous; faithless; as, a perfidious friend.
Perfidious (a.) Involving, or characterized by, perfidy.
Periculous (a.) Dangerous; full of peril.
Perigynous (a.) Having the ovary free, but the petals and stamens borne on the calyx; -- said of flower such as that of the cherry or peach.
Peritomous (a.) Cleaving in more directions than one, parallel to the axis.
Perjurious (a.) Alt. of Perjurous
Perlaceous (a.) Pearly; resembling pearl.
Pernicious (a.) Quick; swift (to burn).
Pernicious (a.) Having the quality of injuring or killing; destructive; very mischievous; baleful; malicious; wicked.
Phenicious (a.) Of a red color with a slight mixture of gray.
Pigmentous (a.) Pigmental.
Piliferous (a.) Bearing a single slender bristle, or hair.
Piliferous (a.) Beset with hairs.
Piligerous (a.) Bearing hair; covered with hair or down; piliferous.
Plentevous (a.) Plenteous.
Polyedrous (a.) See Polyhedral.
Polygamous (a.) Of or pertaining to polygamy; characterized by, or involving, polygamy; having a plurality of wives; as, polygamous marriages; -- opposed to monogamous.
Polygamous (a.) Pairing with more than one female.
Polygamous (a.) Belonging to the Polygamia; bearing both hermaphrodite and unisexual flowers on the same plant.
Polygenous (a.) Consisting of, or containing, many kinds; as, a polygenous mountain.
Polygonous (a.) Polygonal.
Polygynous (a.) Having many styles; belonging to the order Polygynia.
Polymerous (a.) Having many parts or members in each set.
Polymerous (a.) Polymeric.
Polyparous (a.) Producing or bearing a great number; bringing forth many.
Polyporous (a.) Having many pores.
Polytocous (a.) Bearing fruit repeatedly, as most perennial plants; polycarpic.
Polytocous (a.) Producing many or young.
Polytomous (a.) Subdivided into many distinct subordinate parts, which, however, not being jointed to the petiole, are not true leaflets; -- said of leaves.
Pomiferous (a.) Bearing pomes, or applelike fruits.
Pomiferous (a.) Bearing fruits, or excrescences, more or less resembling an apple.
Pompelmous (n.) A shaddock, esp. one of large size.
Porraceous (a.) Resembling the leek in color; greenish.
Portentous (a.) Of the nature of a portent; containing portents; foreshadowing, esp. foreshadowing ill; ominous.
Portentous (a.) Hence: Monstrous; prodigious; wonderful; dreadful; as, a beast of portentous size.
Posthumous (a.) Born after the death of the father, or taken from the dead body of the mother; as, a posthumous son or daughter.
Posthumous (a.) Published after the death of the author; as, posthumous works; a posthumous edition.
Posthumous (a.) Being or continuing after one's death; as, a posthumous reputation.
Postticous (a.) Posterior.
Postticous (a.) Situated on the outer side of a filament; -- said of an extrorse anther.
Precarious (a.) Depending on the will or pleasure of another; held by courtesy; liable to be changed or lost at the pleasure of another; as, precarious privileges.
Precarious (a.) Held by a doubtful tenure; depending on unknown causes or events; exposed to constant risk; not to be depended on for certainty or stability; uncertain; as, a precarious state of health; precarious fortunes.
Precocious (a.) Ripe or mature before the proper or natural time; early or prematurely ripe or developed; as, precocious trees.
Precocious (a.) Developed more than is natural or usual at a given age; exceeding what is to be expected of one's years; too forward; -- used especially of mental forwardness; as, a precocious child; precocious talents.
Predaceous (a.) Living by prey; predatory.
Preludious (a.) Preludial.
Presagious (a.) Foreboding; ominous.
Procacious (a.) Pert; petulant; forward; saucy.
Procellous (a.) Stormy.
Prociduous (a.) Falling from its proper place.
Proclivous (a.) Inc
Proclivous (a.) Having the incisor teeth directed forward.
Procoelous (a.) Same as Procoelian.
Prodigious (a.) Of the nature of a prodigy; marvelous; wonderful; portentous.
Prodigious (a.) Extraordinary in bulk, extent, quantity, or degree; very great; vast; huge; immense; as, a prodigious mountain; a prodigious creature; a prodigious blunder.
Prodromous (a.) Precursory.
Proficuous (a.) Profitable; advantageous; useful.
Prolixious (a.) Dilatory; tedious; superfluous.
Propitious (a.) Convenient; auspicious; favorable; kind; as, a propitious season; a propitious breeze.
Propitious (a.) Hence, kind; gracious; merciful; helpful; -- said of a person or a divinity.
Prosperous (a.) Tending to prosperity; favoring; favorable; helpful.
Prosperous (a.) Being prospered; advancing in the pursuit of anything desirable; making gain, or increase; thriving; successful; as, a prosperous voyage; a prosperous undertaking; a prosperous man or nation.
Proteinous (a.) Proteinaceuos.
Proximious (a.) Proximate.
Puerperous (a.) Bearing children.
Pugnacious (a.) Disposed to fight; inc
Pultaceous (a.) Macerated; softened; nearly fluid.
Pupigerous (a.) Bearing or containing a pupa; -- said of dipterous larvae which do not molt when the pupa is formed within them.
Pupiparous (a.) Bearing, or containing, a pupa; -- said of the matured larvae, or larval skins, of certain Diptera.
Pupiparous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pupipara.
Pupivorous (a.) Feeding on the pupae of insects.
Pygopodous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pygopodes.
Pyrogenous (a.) Produced by fire; igneous.
Ramigerous (a.) Bearing branches; branched.
Ramiparous (a.) Producing branches; ramigerous.
Rampacious (a.) High-spirited; rampageous.
Rampageous (a.) Characterized by violence and passion; unruly; rampant.
Raptorious (a.) Raptorial.
Rebellious (a.) Engaged in rebellion; disposed to rebel; of the nature of rebels or of rebellion; resisting government or lawful authority by force.
Recidivous (a.) Tending or liable to backslide or relapse to a former condition or habit.
Rendezvous (n.) A place appointed for a meeting, or at which persons customarily meet.
Rendezvous (n.) Especially, the appointed place for troops, or for the ships of a fleet, to assemble; also, a place for enlistment.
Rendezvous (n.) A meeting by appointment.
Rendezvous (n.) Retreat; refuge.
Rendezvous (v. i.) To assemble or meet at a particular place.
Rendezvous (v. t.) To bring together at a certain place; to cause to be assembled.
Ribaldrous (a.) Of a ribald quality.
Ribaudrous (a.) Filthy; obscene; ribald.
Ridiculous (a.) Fitted to excite ridicule; absurd and laughable; unworthy of serious consideration; as, a ridiculous dress or behavior.
Ridiculous (a.) Involving or expressing ridicule.
Rigidulous (a.) Somewhat rigid or stiff; as, a rigidulous bristle.
Robustious (a.) Robust.
Roriferous (a.) generating or producing dew.
Rubedinous (a.) Reddish.
Rubiginous (a.) Having the appearance or color of iron rust; rusty-looking.
Ruffianous (a.) Ruffianly.
Rurigenous (a.) Born in the country.
Ruthenious (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, ruthenium; specifically, designating those compounds in which it has a lower valence as contrasted with ruthenic compounds.
Saccharous (a.) Saccharine.
Salicylous (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a substance formerly called salicylous acid, and now salicylal.
Saliferous (a.) Producing, or impregnated with, salt.
Salubrious (a.) Favorable to health; healthful; promoting health; as, salubrious air, water, or climate.
Sarcasmous (a.) Sarcastic.
Sarmentous (a.) Sarmentose.
Saxicavous (a.) Boring, or hollowing out, rocks; -- said of certain mollusks which live in holes which they burrow in rocks. See Illust. of Lithodomus.
Saxicolous (a.) Growing on rocks.
Scandalous (a.) Giving offense to the conscience or moral feelings; exciting reprobation; calling out condemnation.
Scandalous (a.) Disgraceful to reputation; bringing shame or infamy; opprobrious; as, a scandalous crime or vice.
Scandalous (a.) Defamatory; libelous; as, a scandalous story.
Scatebrous (a.) Abounding with springs.
Scrofulous (a.) Pertaining to scrofula, or partaking of its nature; as, scrofulous tumors; a scrofulous habit of body.
Scrofulous (a.) Diseased or affected with scrofula.
Scrupulous (a.) Full ofscrupules; inc
Scrupulous (a.) Careful; cautious; exact; nice; as, scrupulous abstinence from labor; scrupulous performance of duties.
Scrupulous (a.) Given to making objections; captious.
Scrupulous (a.) Liable to be doubted; doubtful; nice.
Scrutinous (a.) Closely examining, or inquiring; careful; sctrict.
Scurrilous (a.) Using the low and indecent language of the meaner sort of people, or such as only the license of buffoons can warrant; as, a scurrilous fellow.
Scurrilous (a.) Containing low indecency or abuse; mean; foul; vile; obscenely jocular; as, scurrilous language.
Sebiferous (a.) Producing vegetable tallow.
Sebiferous (a.) Producing fat; sebaceous; as, the sebiferous, or sebaceous, glands.
Sebiparous (a.) Same as Sebiferous.
Sequacious (a.) Inc
Sequacious (a.) Hence, ductile; malleable; pliant; manageable.
Sequacious (a.) Having or observing logical sequence; logically consistent and rigorous; consecutive in development or transition of thought.
Serotinous (a.) Appearing or blossoming later in the season than is customary with allied species.
Setiferous (a.) Producing, or having one or more, bristles.
Setigerous (a.) Covered with bristles; having or bearing a seta or setae; setiferous; as, setigerous glands; a setigerous segment of an annelid; specifically (Bot.), tipped with a bristle.
Setiparous (a.) Producing setae; -- said of the organs from which the setae of annelids arise.
Silentious (a.) Habitually silent; taciturn; reticent.
Singultous (a.) Relating to, or affected with, hiccough.
Sinistrous (a.) Being on the left side; inc
Sinistrous (a.) Wrong; absurd; perverse.
Slanderous (a.) Given or disposed to slander; uttering slander.
Slanderous (a.) Embodying or containing slander; calumnious; as, slanderous words, speeches, or reports.
Slumberous (a.) Inviting slumber; soporiferous.
Slumberous (a.) Being in the repose of slumber; sleepy; drowsy.
Solicitous (v. t.) Disposed to solicit; eager to obtain something desirable, or to avoid anything evil; concerned; anxious; careful.
Solipedous (a.) Having single hoofs.
Solivagous (a.) Solivagant.
Soniferous (a.) Sounding; producing sound; conveying sound.
Spadiceous (a.) Of a bright clear brown or chestnut color.
Spadiceous (a.) Bearing flowers on a spadix; of the nature of a spadix.
Spinaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the plant spinach, or the family of plants to which it belongs.
Spirituous (a.) Having the quality of spirit; tenuous in substance, and having active powers or properties; ethereal; immaterial; spiritual; pure.
Spirituous (a.) Containing, or of the nature of, alcoholic (esp. distilled) spirit; consisting of refined spirit; alcoholic; ardent; as, spirituous liquors.
Spirituous (a.) Lively; gay; vivid; airy.
Spiroylous (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a substance now called salicylal.
Splendrous (a.) Alt. of Splendorous
Stamineous (a.) Consisting of stamens or threads.
Stamineous (a.) Of or pertaining to the stamens; possessing stamens; also, attached to the stamens; as, a stamineous nectary.
Stertorous (a.) Characterized by a deep snoring, which accompaines inspiration in some diseases, especially apoplexy; hence, hoarsely breathing; snoring.
Stomachous (a.) Stout; sullen; obstinate.
Streperous (a.) Loud; boisterous.
Stridulous (a.) Making a shrill, creaking sound.
Struthious (a.) Of or pertaining to the Struthiones, or Ostrich tribe.
Stupendous (a.) Astonishing; wonderful; amazing; especially, astonishing in magnitude or elevation; as, a stupendous pile.
Subaqueous (a.) Being under water, or beneath the surface of water; adapted for use under water; submarine; as, a subaqueous helmet.
Subaqueous (a.) Formed in or under water; as, subaqueous deposits.
Subfibrous (a.) Somewhat fibrous.
Subfuscous (a.) Duskish; moderately dark; brownish; tawny.
Subriguous (a.) Watered or wet beneath; well-watered.
Subspinous (a.) Subvertebral.
Subspinous (a.) Situated beneath a spinous process, as that of the scapula; as, subspinous dislocation of the humerus.
Succiduous (a.) Ready to fall; falling.
Suctorious (a.) Suctorial.
Sulphurous (a.) Of or pertaining to sulphur.
Sulphurous (a.) Derived from, or containing, sulphur; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with the sulphuric compounds.
Sulphurous (a.) Having the characteristic odor of sulphur dioxide, or of hydrogen sulphide, or of other sulphur compounds.
Surquedous (a.) Alt. of Surquedrous
Suspicious (a.) Inc
Suspicious (a.) Indicating suspicion, mistrust, or fear.
Suspicious (a.) Liable to suspicion; adapted to raise suspicion; giving reason to imagine ill; questionable; as, an author of suspicious innovations; suspicious circumstances.
Synanthous (a.) Having flowers and leaves which appear at the same time; -- said of certain plants.
Syncarpous (a.) Composed of several carpels consolidated into one ovary.
Synoecious (a.) Having stamens and pistil in the same head, or, in mosses, having antheridia and archegonia on the same receptacle.
Synonymous (a.) Having the character of a synonym; expressing the same thing; conveying the same, or approximately the same, idea.
Synpelmous (a.) Having the two main flexor tendons of the toes blended together.
Tartareous (a.) Of or pertaining to Tartarus; hellish.
Tartareous (a.) Consisting of tartar; of the nature of tartar.
Tartareous (a.) Having the surface rough and crumbling; as, many lichens are tartareous.
Tenebrious (a.) Tenebrous.
Testaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to shells; consisted of a hard shell, or having a hard shell.
Testaceous (a.) Having a dull red brick color or a brownish yellow color.
Thunderous (a.) Producing thunder.
Thunderous (a.) Making a noise like thunder; sounding loud and deep; sonorous.
Tiliaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants (Tiliaceae) of which the linden (Tilia) is the type. The order includes many plants which furnish a valuable fiber, as the jute.
Tophaceous (a.) Gritty; sandy; rough; stony.
Tragedious (a.) Like tragedy; tragical.
Traitorous (a.) Guilty of treason; treacherous; perfidious; faithless; as, a traitorous officer or subject.
Traitorous (a.) Consisting in treason; partaking of treason; implying breach of allegiance; as, a traitorous scheme.
Travailous (a.) Causing travail; laborious.
Treasonous (a.) Treasonable.
Tremendous (a.) Fitted to excite fear or terror; such as may astonish or terrify by its magnitude, force, or violence; terrible; dreadful; as, a tremendous wind; a tremendous shower; a tremendous shock or fall.
Triandrous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Triandria; having three distinct and equal stamens in the same flower.
Trichinous (a.) Of or pertaining to trichinae or trichinosis; affected with, or containing, trichinae; as, trichinous meat.
Tricoccous (a.) Having three cocci, or roundish carpels.
Tricrotous (a.) Tricrotic.
Trifarious (a.) Facing three ways; arranged in three vertical ranks, as the leaves of veratrum.
Triflorous (a.) Three-flowered; having or bearing three flowers; as, a triflorous peduncle.
Tubicolous (a.) Inhabiting a tube; as, tubicolous worms.
Tumultuous (a.) Full of tumult; characterized by tumult; disorderly; turbulent.
Tumultuous (a.) Conducted with disorder; noisy; confused; boisterous; disorderly; as, a tumultuous assembly or meeting.
Tumultuous (a.) Agitated, as with conflicting passions; disturbed.
Tumultuous (a.) Turbulent; violent; as, a tumultuous speech.
Ubiquitous (a.) Existing or being everywhere, or in all places, at the same time; omnipresent.
Ultroneous (a.) Spontaneous; voluntary.
Umbrageous (a.) Forming or affording a shade; shady; shaded; as, umbrageous trees or foliage.
Umbrageous (a.) Not easily perceived, as if from being darkened or shaded; obscure.
Umbrageous (a.) Feeling jealousy or umbrage; taking, or disposed to take, umbrage; suspicious.
Umbratious (a.) Suspicious; captious; disposed to take umbrage.
Uncautious (a.) Incautious.
Undigenous (a.) Generated by water.
Ungenerous (a.) Not generous; illiberal; ignoble; unkind; dishonorable.
Unglorious (a.) Inglorious.
Ungracious (a.) Not gracious; showing no grace or kindness; being without good will; unfeeling.
Ungracious (a.) Having no grace; graceless; wicked.
Ungracious (a.) Not well received; offensive; unpleasing; unacceptable; not favored.
Unguentous (a.) Unguentary.
Unicornous (a.) Having but a single horn; -- said of certain insects.
Uniflorous (a.) Bearing one flower only; as, a uniflorous peduncle.
Uniphonous (a.) Having but one sound, as the drum.
Unportuous (a.) Having no ports.
Uproarious (a.) Making, or accompanied by, uproar, or noise and tumult; as, uproarious merriment.
Urbicolous (a.) Of or pertaining to a city; urban.
Usurarious (a.) Alt. of Usurary
Veliferous (a.) Carrying or bearing sails.
Velutinous (a.) Having the surface covered with a fine and dense silky pubescence; velvety; as, a velutinous leaf.
Ventricous (a.) Swelling out on one side or unequally; bellied; ventricular; as, a ventricose corolla.
Vermicious (a.) Of or pertaining to worms; wormy.
Vesiculous (a.) Bladdery; vesicular; vesiculate; composed of vesicles; covered with vesicles; as, a vesiculose shell.
Victorious (a.) Of or pertaining to victory, or a victor' being a victor; bringing or causing a victory; conquering; winning; triumphant; as, a victorious general; victorious troops; a victorious day.
Villainous (a.) Base; vile; mean; depraved; as, a villainous person or wretch.
Villainous (a.) Proceeding from, or showing, extreme depravity; suited to a villain; as, a villainous action.
Villainous (a.) Sorry; mean; mischievous; -- in a familiar sense.
Violaceous (a.) Resembling violets in color; bluish purple.
Violaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants, of which the violet is the type. It contains about twenty genera and two hundred and fifty species.
Vitriolous (a.) See Vitriolic.
Viviparous (a.) Producing young in a living state, as most mammals, or as those plants the offspring of which are produced alive, either by bulbs instead of seeds, or by the seeds themselves germinating on the plant, instead of falling, as they usually do; -- opposed to oviparous.
Vociferous (a.) Making a loud outcry; clamorous; noisy; as, vociferous heralds.
Voluminous (a.) Of or pertaining to volume or volumes.
Voluminous (a.) Consisting of many folds, coils, or convolutions.
Voluminous (a.) Of great volume, or bulk; large.
Voluminous (a.) Having written much, or produced many volumes; copious; diffuse; as, a voluminous writer.
Voluptuous (a.) Full of delight or pleasure, especially that of the senses; ministering to sensuous or sensual gratification; exciting sensual desires; luxurious; sensual.
Voluptuous (a.) Given to the enjoyments of luxury and pleasure; indulging to excess in sensual gratifications.
Voraginous (a.) Pertaining to a gulf; full of gulfs; hence, devouring.
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".