9 letter words ending in ous

Abnormous (a.) Abnormal; irregular.

Acclivous (a.) Sloping upward; rising as a hillside; -- opposed to declivous.

Acidulous (a.) Slightly sour; sub-acid; sourish; as, an acidulous tincture.

Acuminous (a.) Characterized by acumen; keen.

Adelphous (a.) Having coalescent or clustered filaments; -- said of stamens; as, adelphous stamens. Usually in composition; as, monadelphous.

Adoptious (a.) Adopted.

Affabrous (a.) Executed in a workmanlike manner; ingeniously made.

Alacrious (a.) Brisk; joyously active; lively.

Alburnous (a.) Of or pertaining to alburnum; of the alburnum; as, alburnous substances.

Aliferous (a.) Having wings, winged; aligerous.

Aligerous (a.) Having wings; winged.

Alkalious (a.) Alka

Alluvious (n.) Alluvial.

Aluminous (a.) Pertaining to or containing alum, or alumina; as, aluminous minerals, aluminous solution.

Ambagious (a.) Circumlocutory; circuitous.

Ambiguous (a.) Doubtful or uncertain, particularly in respect to signification; capable of being understood in either of two or more possible senses; equivocal; as, an ambiguous course; an ambiguous expression.

Ambitious (a.) Possessing, or controlled by, ambition; greatly or inordinately desirous of power, honor, office, superiority, or distinction.

Ambitious (a.) Strongly desirous; -- followed by of or the infinitive; as, ambitious to be or to do something.

Ambitious (a.) Springing from, characterized by, or indicating, ambition; showy; aspiring; as, an ambitious style.

Amorphous (a.) Having no determinate form; of irregular; shapeless.

Amorphous (a.) Without crystallization in the ultimate texture of a solid substance; uncrystallized.

Amorphous (a.) Of no particular kind or character; anomalous.

Analogous (a.) Having analogy; corresponding to something else; bearing some resemblance or proportion; -- often followed by to.

Anandrous (a.) Destitute of stamens, as certain female flowers.

Ananthous (a.) Destitute of flowers; flowerless.

Anhistous (a.) Without definite structure; as, an anhistous membrane.

Anhydrous (a.) Destitute of water; as, anhydrous salts or acids.

Anodynous (a.) Anodyne.

Anomalous (a.) Deviating from a general rule, method, or analogy; abnormal; irregular; as, an anomalous proceeding.

Anonymous (a.) Nameless; of unknown name; also, of unknown or unavowed authorship; as, an anonymous benefactor; an anonymous pamphlet or letter.

Apetalous (a.) Having no petals, or flower leaves. [See Illust. under Anther].

Aphyllous (a.) Destitute of leaves, as the broom rape, certain euphorbiaceous plants, etc.

Apiaceous (a.) Umbelliferous.

Aproctous (a.) Without an anal office.

Arboreous (a.) Having the form, constitution, or habits, of a proper tree, in distinction from a shrub.

Arboreous (a.) Pertaining to, or growing on, trees; as, arboreous moss.

Arenulous (a.) Full of fine sand; like sand.

Argentous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, silver; -- said of certain silver compounds in which silver has a higher proportion than in argentic compounds; as, argentous chloride.

Argillous (a.) Argillaceous; clayey.

Aroideous (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, the Arum family of plants.

Aromatous (a.) Aromatic.

Arrhizous (a.) Destitute of a true root, as a parasitical plant.

Arsenious (a.) Pertaining to, consisting of, or containing, arsenic; as, arsenious powder or glass.

Arsenious (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, arsenic, when having an equivalence next lower than the highest; as, arsenious acid.

Asbestous (a.) Asbestic.

Asomatous (a.) Without a material body; incorporeal.

Aspermous (a.) Destitute of seeds; aspermatous.

Assiduous (a.) Constant in application or attention; devoted; attentive; unremitting.

Assiduous (a.) Performed with constant diligence or attention; unremitting; persistent; as, assiduous labor.

Astucious (a.) Subtle; cunning; astute.

Athermous (a.) Athermanous.

Atrocious (a.) Extremely heinous; full of enormous wickedness; as, atrocious quilt or deeds.

Atrocious (a.) Characterized by, or expressing, great atrocity.

Atrocious (a.) Very grievous or violent; terrible; as, atrocious distempers.

Attiguous (a.) Touching; bordering; contiguous.

Audacious (a.) Daring; spirited; adventurous.

Audacious (a.) Contemning the restraints of law, religion, or decorum; bold in wickedness; presumptuous; impudent; insolent.

Audacious (a.) Committed with, or proceedings from, daring effrontery or contempt of law, morality, or decorum.

Balsamous (a.) Having the quality of balsam; containing balsam.

Barbarous (a.) Being in the state of a barbarian; uncivilized; rude; peopled with barbarians; as, a barbarous people; a barbarous country.

Barbarous (a.) Foreign; adapted to a barbaric taste.

Barbarous (a.) Cruel; ferocious; inhuman; merciless.

Barbarous (a.) Contrary to the pure idioms of a language.

Beauteous (a.) Full of beauty; beautiful; very handsome.

Bellicous (a.) Bellicose.

Bibacious (a.) Addicted to drinking.

Bicallous (a.) Having two callosities or hard spots.

Bicornous (a.) Having two horns; two-horned; crescentlike.

Bifarious (a.) Twofold; arranged in two rows.

Bifarious (a.) Pointing two ways, as leaves that grow only on opposite sides of a branch; in two vertical rows.

Biflorous (a.) Bearing two flowers; two-flowered.

Bifurcous (a.) See Bifurcate, a.

Bisexuous (a.) Bisexual.

Bisulcous (a.) Bisulcate.

Bivalvous (a.) Bivalvular.

Blustrous (a.) Blusterous.

Bounteous (a.) Liberal in charity; disposed to give freely; generously liberal; munificent; beneficent; free in bestowing gifts; as, bounteous production.

Bumptious (a.) Self-conceited; forward; pushing.

Burdenous (a.) Burdensome.

Calculous (a.) Of the nature of a calculus; like stone; gritty; as, a calculous concretion.

Calculous (a.) Caused, or characterized, by the presence of a calculus or calculi; a, a calculous disorder; affected with gravel or stone; as, a calculous person.

Cankerous (a.) Affecting like a canker.

Capacious (a.) Having capacity; able to contain much; large; roomy; spacious; extended; broad; as, a capacious vessel, room, bay, or harbor.

Capacious (a.) Able or qualified to make large views of things, as in obtaining knowledge or forming designs; comprehensive; liberal.

Cautelous (a.) Caution; prudent; wary.

Cautelous (a.) Crafty; deceitful; false.

Cavernous (a.) Full of caverns; resembling a cavern or large cavity; hollow.

Cavernous (a.) Filled with small cavities or cells.

Cavernous (a.) Having a sound caused by a cavity.

Cavillous (a.) Characterized by caviling, or disposed to cavil; quibbing.

Cephalous (a.) Having a head; -- applied chiefly to the Cephalata, a division of mollusks.

Ceraceous (a.) Having the texture and color of new wax; like wax; waxy.

Ceruleous (a.) Cerulean.

Cespitous (a.) Pertaining to, consisting, of resembling, turf; turfy.

Cetaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Cetacea.

Chancrous (a.) Of the nature of a chancre; having chancre.

Chargeous (a.) Burdensome.

Chitinous (a.) Having the nature of chitin; consisting of, or containing, chitin.

Cibarious (a.) Pertaining to food; edible.

Cilicious (a.) Made, or consisting, of hair.

Cinereous (a.) Like ashes; ash-colored; grayish.

Clamorous (a.) Speaking and repeating loud words; full of clamor; calling or demanding loudly or urgently; vociferous; noisy; bawling; loud; turbulent.

Cobaltous (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, cobalt; -- said esp. of cobalt compounds in which the metal has its lower valence.

Concavous (a.) Concave.

Congruous (a.) Suitable or concordant; accordant; fit; harmonious; correspondent; consistent.

Conscious (a.) Possessing the faculty of knowing one's own thoughts or mental operations.

Conscious (a.) Possessing knowledge, whether by internal, conscious experience or by external observation; cognizant; aware; sensible.

Conscious (a.) Made the object of consciousness; known to one's self; as, conscious guilt.

Consonous (a.) Agreeing in sound; symphonious.

Corticous (a.) Relating to, or resembling, bark; corticose.

Cottonous (a.) Resembling cotton.

Courteous (a.) Of courtlike manners; pertaining to, or expressive of, courtesy; characterized by courtesy; civil; obliging; well bred; polite; affable; complaisant.

Crapulous (a.) Surcharged with liquor; sick from excessive indulgence in liquor; drunk; given to excesses.

Craterous (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a crater.

Credulous (a.) Apt to believe on slight evidence; easily imposed upon; unsuspecting.

Credulous (a.) Believed too readily.

Cretinous (a.) Having the characteristics of a cretin.

Criminous (a.) Criminal; involving great crime or grave charges; very wicked; heinous.

Cruentous (a.) Bloody; cruentate.

Cutaneous (a.) Of pertaining to the skin; existing on, or affecting, the skin; as, a cutaneous disease; cutaneous absorption; cutaneous respiration.

Daedalous (a.) Having a variously cut or incised margin; -- said of leaves.

Dangerous (a.) Attended or beset with danger; full of risk; perilous; hazardous; unsafe.

Dangerous (a.) Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.

Dangerous (a.) In a condition of danger, as from illness; threatened with death.

Dangerous (a.) Hard to suit; difficult to please.

Dangerous (a.) Reserved; not affable.

Declinous (a.) Declinate.

Declivous (a.) Descending gradually; moderately steep; sloping; downhill.

Deinteous (a.) Alt. of Deintevous

Deiparous (a.) Bearing or bringing forth a god; -- said of the Virgin Mary.

Delicious (a.) Affording exquisite pleasure; delightful; most sweet or grateful to the senses, especially to the taste; charming.

Delicious (a.) Addicted to pleasure; seeking enjoyment; luxurious; effeminate.

Delirious (a.) Having a delirium; wandering in mind; light-headed; insane; raving; wild; as, a delirious patient; delirious fancies.

Desidious (a.) Idle; lazy.

Despitous (a.) Despiteous; very angry; cruel.

Dexterous (a.) Ready and expert in the use of the body and limbs; skillful and active with the hands; handy; ready; as, a dexterous hand; a dexterous workman.

Dexterous (a.) Skillful in contrivance; quick at inventing expedients; expert; as, a dexterous manager.

Dexterous (a.) Done with dexterity; skillful; artful; as, dexterous management.

Diandrous (n.) Of or pertaining to the class Diandria; having two stamens.

Diatomous (a.) Having a single, distinct, diagonal cleavage; -- said of crystals.

Dicacious (a.) Talkative; pert; saucy.

Dichroous (a.) Dichroic.

Diclinous (a.) Having the stamens and pistils in separate flowers.

Dicoccous (a.) Composed of two coherent, one-seeded carpels; as, a dicoccous capsule.

Dicrotous (a.) Dicrotic.

Dipterous (a.) Having two wings, as certain insects; belonging to the order Diptera.

Dipterous (a.) Having two wings; two-winged.

Disporous (a.) Having two spores.

Dithecous (a.) Having two thecae, cells, or compartments.

Dividuous (a.) Divided; dividual.

Edematous (a.) Alt. of Edematose

Egregious (a.) Surpassing; extraordinary; distinguished (in a bad sense); -- formerly used with words importing a good quality, but now joined with words having a bad sense; as, an egregious rascal; an egregious ass; an egregious mistake.

Enhydrous (a.) Having water within; containing fluid drops; -- said of certain crystals.

Enubilous (a.) Free from fog, mist, or clouds; clear.

Epanthous (a.) Growing upon flowers; -- said of certain species of fungi.

Epigaeous (a.) Growing on, or close to, the ground.

Epigynous (a.) Adnate to the surface of the ovary, so as to be apparently inserted upon the top of it; -- said of stamens, petals, sepals, and also of the disk.

Eponymous (a.) Relating to an eponym; giving one's name to a tribe, people, country, and the like.

Erroneous (a.) Wandering; straying; deviating from the right course; -- hence, irregular; unnatural.

Erroneous (a.) Misleading; misled; mistaking.

Erroneous (a.) Containing error; not conformed to truth or justice; incorrect; false; mistaken; as, an erroneous doctrine; erroneous opinion, observation, deduction, view, etc.

Eruginous (a.) Partaking of the substance or nature of copper, or of the rust copper; resembling the trust of copper or verdigris; aeruginous.

Ethereous (a.) Formed of ether; ethereal.

Ethereous (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, ether.

Euphonous (n.) Euphonious.

Exanimous (a.) Lifeless; dead.

Exequious (a.) Funereal.

Exogamous (a.) Relating to exogamy; marrying outside of the limits of one's own tribe; -- opposed to endogenous.

Exogenous (a.) Pertaining to, or having the character of, an exogen; -- the opposite of endogenous.

Exogenous (a.) Growing by addition to the exterior.

Exogenous (a.) Growing from previously ossified parts; -- opposed to autogenous.

Exsuccous (a.) Destitute of juice; dry; sapless. Latham.

Fabaceous (a.) Having the nature of a bean; like a bean.

Facetious (a.) Given to wit and good humor; merry; sportive; jocular; as, a facetious companion.

Facetious (a.) Characterized by wit and pleasantry; exciting laughter; as, a facetious story or reply.

Fascinous (a.) Caused or acting by witchcraft.

Fatuitous (a.) Stupid; fatuous.

Favillous (a.) Of or pertaining to ashes.

Felonious (a.) Having the quality of felony; malignant; malicious; villainous; traitorous; perfidious; in a legal sense, done with intent to commit a crime; as, felonious homicide.

Feracious (a.) Fruitful; producing abundantly.

Ferocious (a.) Fierce; savage; wild; indicating cruelty; ravenous; rapacious; as, ferocious look or features; a ferocious lion.

Festivous (a.) Pertaining to a feast; festive.

Festucous (a.) Formed or consisting of straw.

Fibrinous (a.) Having, or partaking of the properties of, fibrin; as, fibrious exudation.

Filaceous (a.) Composed of threads.

Fistulous (a.) Having the form or nature of a fistula; as, a fistulous ulcer.

Fistulous (a.) Hollow, like a pipe or reed; fistulose.

Flammeous (a.) Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, flame.

Flavorous (a.) Imparting flavor; pleasant to the taste or smell; sapid.

Fluminous (a.) Pertaining to rivers; abounding in streama.

Fractious (a.) Apt to break out into a passion; apt to scold; cross; snappish; ugly; unruly; as, a fractious man; a fractious horse.

Frivolous (a.) Of little weight or importance; not worth notice; slight; as, a frivolous argument.

Frivolous (a.) Given to trifling; marked with unbecoming levity; silly; interested especially in trifling matters.

Fructuous (a.) Fruitful; productive; profitable.

Fruticous (a.) Fruticose.

Fugacious (a.) Flying, or disposed to fly; fleeing away; lasting but a short time; volatile.

Fugacious (a.) Fleeting; lasting but a short time; -- applied particularly to organs or parts which are short-lived as compared with the life of the individual.

Fumacious (a.) Smoky; hence, fond of smoking; addicted to smoking tobacco.

Furacious (a.) Given to theft; thievish.

Furfurous (a.) Made of bran; furfuraceous.

Garrulous (a.) Talking much, especially about commonplace or trivial things; talkative; loquacious.

Garrulous (a.) Having a loud, harsh note; noisy; -- said of birds; as, the garrulous roller.

Glaireous (a.) Glairy; covered with glair.

Globulous (a.) Globular; spherical; orbicular.

Glomerous (a.) Gathered or formed into a ball or round mass.

Glutinous (a.) Of the nature of glue; resembling glue; viscous; viscid; adhesive; gluey.

Glutinous (a.) Havig a moist and adhesive or sticky surface, as a leaf or gland.

Granulous (a.) Full of grains; abounding with granular substances; granular.

Gummatous (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, gumma.

Guttulous (a.) In droplike form.

Halituous (a.) Produced by, or like, breath; vaporous.

Harberous (a.) Harborous.

Harborous (a.) Hospitable.

Hazardous (a.) Exposed to hazard; dangerous; risky.

Hilarious (a.) Mirthful; noisy; merry.

Hircinous (a.) Goatlike; of or pertaining to a goat or the goats.

Hircinous (a.) Of a strong goatish smell.

Hybridous (a.) Same as Hybrid.

Hypogeous (a.) Growing under ground; remaining under ground; ripening its fruit under ground.

Imaginous (a.) Imaginative.

Impennous (a.) Having no wings, as some insects.

Imperious (a.) Commanding; ascendant; imperial; lordly; majestic.

Imperious (a.) Haughly; arrogant; overbearing; as, an imperious tyrant; an imperious manner.

Imperious (a.) Imperative; urgent; compelling.

Impetuous (a.) Rushing with force and violence; moving with impetus; furious; forcible; violent; as, an impetuous wind; an impetuous torrent.

Impetuous (a.) Vehement in feeling; hasty; passionate; violent; as, a man of impetuous temper.

Incurious (a.) Not curious or inquisitive; without care for or interest in; inattentive; careless; negligent; heedless.

Indubious (a.) Not dubious or doubtful; certain.

Indubious (a.) Not doubting; unsuspecting.

Inebrious (a.) Intoxicated, or partially so; intoxicating.

Infandous (a.) Too odious to be expressed or mentioned.

Informous (a.) Of irregular form; shapeless.

Ingenious (a.) Possessed of genius, or the faculty of invention; skillful or promp to invent; having an aptitude to contrive, or to form new combinations; as, an ingenious author, mechanic.

Ingenious (a.) Proseeding from, pertaining to, or characterized by, genius or ingenuity; of curious design, structure, or mechanism; as, an ingenious model, or machine; an ingenious scheme, contrivance, etc.

Ingenious (a.) Witty; shrewd; adroit; keen; sagacious; as, an ingenious reply.

Ingenious (a.) Mental; intellectual.

Ingenuous (a.) Of honorable extraction; freeborn; noble; as, ingenuous blood of birth.

Ingenuous (a.) Noble; generous; magnanimous; honorable; upright; high-minded; as, an ingenuous ardor or zeal.

Ingenuous (a.) Free from reserve, disguise, equivocation, or dissimulation; open; frank; as, an ingenuous man; an ingenuous declaration, confession, etc.

Ingenuous (a.) Ingenious.

Inimicous (a.) Inimical; hurtful.

Injurious (a.) Not just; wrongful; iniquitous; culpable.

Injurious (a.) Causing injury or harm; hurtful; harmful; detrimental; mischievous; as, acts injurious to health, credit, reputation, property, etc.

Innocuous (a.) Harmless; producing no ill effect; innocent.

Innoxious (a.) Free from hurtful qualities or effects; harmless.

Innoxious (a.) Free from crime; pure; innocent.

Inodorous (a.) Emitting no odor; wthout smell; scentless; odorless.

Insidious (a.) Lying in wait; watching an opportunity to insnare or entrap; deceitful; sly; treacherous; -- said of persons; as, the insidious foe.

Insidious (a.) Intended to entrap; characterized by treachery and deceit; as, insidious arts.

Invidious (a.) Envious; malignant.

Invidious (a.) Worthy of envy; desirable; enviable.

Invidious (a.) Likely to incur or produce ill will, or to provoke envy; hateful; as, invidious distinctions.

Irriguous (a.) Watered; watery; moist; dewy.

Irriguous (a.) Gently penetrating or pervading.

Isagelous (a.) Containing the same information; as, isagelous sentences.

Isologous (a.) Having similar proportions, similar relations, or similar differences of composition; -- said specifically of groups or series which differ by a constant difference; as, ethane, ethylene, and acetylene, or their analogous compounds, form an isologous series.

Isopodous (a.) Same as Isopod.

Judicious (a.) Of or relating to a court; judicial.

Judicious (a.) Directed or governed by sound judgment; having sound judgment; wise; prudent; sagacious; discreet.

Julaceous (a.) Like an ament, or bearing aments; amentaceous.

Laborious (a.) Requiring labor, perseverance, or sacrifices; toilsome; tiresome.

Laborious (a.) Devoted to labor; diligent; industrious; as, a laborious mechanic.

Lapideous (a.) Of the nature of stone.

Larcenous (a.) Having the character of larceny; as, a larcenous act; committing larceny.

Leavenous (a.) Containing leaven.

Lecherous (a.) Like a lecher; addicted to lewdness; lustful; also, lust-provoking.

Lichenous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, lichens; abounding in lichens; covered with lichens.

Lickerous (a.) Lickerish; eager; lustful.

Limaceous (a.) Pertaining to, or like, Limax, or the slugs.

Liquorous (a.) Eagerly desirous. See Lickerish.

Litigious (a.) Inc

Litigious (a.) Subject to contention; disputable; controvertible; debatable; doubtful; precarious.

Litigious (a.) Of or pertaining to legal disputes.

Lixivious (a.) See Lixivial.

Longevous (a.) Living a long time; of great age.

Lubricous (a.) Lubric.

Ludicrous (a.) Adapted to excite laughter, without scorn or contempt; sportive.

Lusorious (a.) Alt. of Lusory

Lutarious (a.) Of, pertaining to, or like, mud; living in mud.

Luxurious (a.) Of or pertaining to luxury; ministering to luxury; supplied with the conditions of luxury; as, a luxurious life; a luxurious table; luxurious ease.

Macrotous (a.) Large-eared.

Macrurous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Macrura; having a long tail.

Malarious (a.) Of or pertaining, to or infected by, malaria.

Malicious (a.) Indulging or exercising malice; harboring ill will or enmity.

Malicious (a.) Proceeding from hatred or ill will; dictated by malice; as, a malicious report; malicious mischief.

Malicious (a.) With wicked or mischievous intentions or motives; wrongful and done intentionally without just cause or excuse; as, a malicious act.

Manganous (a.) Of, pertaining to, designating, those compounds of manganese in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with manganic compounds; as, manganous oxide.

Margarous (a.) Margaric; -- formerly designating a supposed acid.

Marvelous (n.) Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.

Marvelous (n.) Partaking of the character of miracle, or supernatural power; incredible.

Masterous (a.) Masterly.

Materious (a.) See Material.

Meandrous (a.) Alt. of Meandry

Melodious (a.) Containing, or producing, melody; musical; agreeable to the ear by a sweet succession of sounds; as, a melodious voice.

Meracious (a.) Being without mixture or adulteration; hence, strong; racy.

Mercurous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, mercury; containing mercury; -- said of those compounds of mercury in which it is present in its highest proportion.

Meteorous (a.) Of the nature or appearance of a meteor.

Micaceous (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, mica; splitting into laminae or leaves like mica.

Minacious (a.) Threatening; menacing.

Minaceous (a.) Of the color of minium or red lead; miniate.

Molybdous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, molybdenum; specif., designating those compounds in which molybdenum has a lower valence as contrasted with molybdic compounds.

Momentous (a.) Of moment or consequence; very important; weighty; as, a momentous decision; momentous affairs.

Monecious (a.) See Monoecian, and Monoecious.

Monoicous (a.) Monoecious.

Monstrous (a.) Marvelous; strange.

Monstrous (a.) Having the qualities of a monster; deviating greatly from the natural form or character; abnormal; as, a monstrous birth.

Monstrous (a.) Extraordinary in a way to excite wonder, dislike, apprehension, etc.; -- said of size, appearance, color, sound, etc.; as, a monstrous height; a monstrous ox; a monstrous story.

Monstrous (a.) Extraordinary on account of ug

Monstrous (a.) Abounding in monsters.

Monstrous (adv.) Exceedingly; very; very much.

-morphous () A combining form denoting form, shape; as, isomorphous.

Murderous (a.) Of or pertaining to murder; characterized by, or causing, murder or bloodshed; having the purpose or quality of murder; bloody; sanguinary; as, the murderous king; murderous rapine; murderous intent; a murderous assault.

Murmurous (a.) Attended with murmurs; exciting murmurs or complaint; murmuring.

Musaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, plants of the genus Musa.

Musculous (a.) Muscular.

Nectarous (a.) Nectareous.

Nefandous (a.) Unfit to speak of; unmentionable; impious; execrable.

Nefarious (adv.) Wicked in the extreme; abominable; iniquitous; atrociously villainous; execrable; detestably vile.

Negotious (a.) Very busy; attentive to business; active.

Nickelous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, those compounds of nickel in which, as contrasted with the nickelic compounds, the metal has a lower valence; as, nickelous oxide.

Notorious (a.) Generally known and talked of by the public; universally believed to be true; manifest to the world; evident; -- usually in an unfavorable sense; as, a notorious thief; a notorious crime or vice.

Novitious (a.) Newly invented; recent; new.

Numberous (a.) Numerous.

Oblivious (a.) Promoting oblivion; causing forgetfulness.

Oblivious (a.) Evincing oblivion; forgetful.

Obnoxious (a.) Subject; liable; exposed; answerable; amenable; -- with to.

Obnoxious (a.) Liable to censure; exposed to punishment; reprehensible; blameworthy.

Obnoxious (a.) Offensive; odious; hateful; as, an obnoxious statesman; a minister obnoxious to the Whigs.

Occiduous (a.) Western; occidental.

Officious (a.) Pertaining to, or being in accordance with, duty.

Officious (a.) Disposed to serve; kind; obliging.

Officious (a.) Importunately interposing services; intermeddling in affairs in which one has no concern; meddlesome.

Oleaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants (Oleaceae), mostly trees and shrubs, of which the olive is the type. It includes also the ash, the lilac, the true jasmine, and fringe tree.

Ophidious (a.) Ophidian.

Opiferous (a.) Bringing help.

Opiparous (a.) Sumptuous.

Oraculous (a.) Oracular; of the nature of an oracle.

Orgillous (a.) Proud; haughty.

Ostentous (a.) Ostentatious.

Oviferous (a.) Egg-bearing; -- applied particularly to certain receptacles, as in Crustacea, that retain the eggs after they have been excluded from the formative organs, until they are hatched.

Oviparous (a.) Producing young from rggs; as, an oviparous animal, in which the egg is generally separated from the animal, and hatched after exclusion; -- opposed to viviparous.

Oxygenous (a.) Oxygenic.

Palacious (a.) Palatial.

Pandarous (a.) Panderous.

Panderous (a.) Of or relating to a pander; characterizing a pander.

Papillous (a.) Papillary; papillose.

Pecunious (a.) Abounding in money; wealthy; rich.

Pedaneous (a.) Going on foot; pedestrian.

Pendulous (a.) Depending; pendent loosely; hanging; swinging.

Pendulous (a.) Wavering; unstable; doubtful.

Pendulous (a.) Inc

Penurious (a.) Excessively sparing in the use of money; sordid; stingy; miserly.

Penurious (a.) Not bountiful or liberal; scanty.

Penurious (a.) Destitute of money; suffering extreme want.

Perdulous (a.) Lost; thrown away.

Perjurous (a.) Guilty of perjury; containing perjury.

Pesterous (a.) Inc

Petulcous (a.) Wanton; frisky; lustful.

Piaculous (a.) Same as Piacular.

Pituitous (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, pituite or mucus; full of mucus; discharging mucus.

Platinous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, platinum; -- used specifically to designate those compounds in which the element has a lower valence, as contrasted with the platinic compounds; as, platinous chloride (PtCl2).

Plenteous (a.) Containing plenty; abundant; copious; plentiful; sufficient for every purpose; as, a plenteous supply.

Plenteous (a.) Yielding abundance; productive; fruitful.

Plenteous (a.) Having plenty; abounding; rich.

Plumbeous (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, lead.

Plumbeous (a.) Dull; heavy; stupid.

Podagrous (a.) Gouty; podagric.

Poisonous (a.) Having the qualities or effects of poison; venomous; baneful; corrupting; noxious.

Pomaceous (a.) Like an apple or pear; producing pomes.

Pomaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a suborder (Pomeae) of rosaceous plants, which includes the true thorn trees, the quinces, service berries, medlars, and loquats, as well as the apples, pears, crabs, etc.

Pomaceous (a.) Like pomace.

Ponderous (a.) Very heavy; weighty; as, a ponderous shield; a ponderous load; the ponderous elephant.

Ponderous (a.) Important; momentous; forcible.

Ponderous (a.) Heavy; dull; wanting; lightless or spirit; as, a ponderous style; a ponderous joke.

Postumous (a.) See Posthumous.

Prasinous (a.) Grass-green; clear, lively green, without any mixture.

Primevous (a.) Primeval.

Pulverous (a.) Consisting of dust or powder; like powder.

Pumiceous (a.) Of or pertaining to pumice; resembling pumice.

Puniceous (a.) Alt. of Punicial

Pustulous (a.) Resembling, or covered with, pustules; pustulate; pustular.

quartzous (a.) Quarzose.

Querulous (v.) Given to quarreling; quarrelsome.

Querulous (v.) Apt to find fault; habitually complaining; disposed to murmur; as, a querulous man or people.

Querulous (v.) Expressing complaint; fretful; whining; as, a querulous tone of voice.

Ramagious (a.) Wild; not tame.

Rancorous (a.) Full of rancor; evincing, or caused by, rancor; deeply malignant; implacably spiteful or malicious; intensely virulent.

Rapacious (a.) Given to plunder; disposed or accustomed to seize by violence; seizing by force.

Rapacious (a.) Accustomed to seize food; subsisting on prey, or animals seized by violence; as, a tiger is a rapacious animal; a rapacious bird.

Rapacious (a.) Avaricious; grasping; extortionate; also, greedy; ravenous; voracious; as, rapacious usurers; a rapacious appetite.

Rapturous (a.) Ecstatic; transporting; ravishing; feeling, expressing, or manifesting rapture; as, rapturous joy, pleasure, or delight; rapturous applause.

Recurvous (a.) Recurved.

Religious (a.) Of or pertaining to religion; concerned with religion; teaching, or setting forth, religion; set apart to religion; as, a religious society; a religious sect; a religious place; religious subjects, books, teachers, houses, wars.

Religious (a.) Possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc.

Religious (a.) Scrupulously faithful or exact; strict.

Religious (a.) Belonging to a religious order; bound by vows.

Religious (n.) A person bound by monastic vows, or sequestered from secular concern, and devoted to a life of piety and religion; a monk or friar; a nun.

Residuous (a.) Remaining; residual.

Retecious (a.) Resembling network; retiform.

Righteous (a.) Doing, or according with, that which is right; yielding to all their due; just; equitable; especially, free from wrong, guilt, or sin; holy; as, a righteous man or act; a righteous retribution.

Riparious (a.) Growing along the banks of rivers; riparian.

Roboreous (a.) Made of oak.

Rosaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Rosaceae) of which the rose is the type. It includes also the plums and cherries, meadowsweet, brambles, the strawberry, the hawthorn, applies, pears, service trees, and quinces.

Rosaceous (a.) Like a rose in shape or appearance; as, a rosaceous corolla.

Rosaceous (a.) Of a pure purpish pink color.

Rutaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to plants of a natural order (Rutaceae) of which the rue is the type, and which includes also the orange, lemon, dittany, and buchu.

Sagacious (a.) Of quick sense perceptions; keen-scented; skilled in following a trail.

Sagacious (a.) Hence, of quick intellectual perceptions; of keen penetration and judgment; discerning and judicious; knowing; far-sighted; shrewd; sage; wise; as, a sagacious man; a sagacious remark.

Salacious (n.) Having a propensity to venery; lustful; lecherous.

Salebrous (a.) Rough; rugged.

Saphenous (a.) Manifest; -- applied to the two principal superficial veins of the lower limb of man.

Saphenous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the saphenous veins; as, the saphenous nerves; the saphenous opening, an opening in the broad fascia of the thigh through which the internal saphenous vein passes.

Schistous (a.) Of or pertaining to schist; having the structure of a schist.

Schorlous (a.) Schorlaceous.

Scirrhous (a.) Proceeding from scirrhus; of the nature of scirrhus; indurated; knotty; as, scirrhous affections; scirrhous disease.

Scopulous (a.) Full of rocks; rocky.

Sebaceous (a.) Pertaining to, or secreting, fat; composed of fat; having the appearance of fat; as, the sebaceous secretions of some plants, or the sebaceous humor of animals.

Seditious (a.) Of or pertaining to sedition; partaking of the nature of, or tending to excite, sedition; as, seditious behavior; seditious strife; seditious words.

Seditious (a.) Disposed to arouse, or take part in, violent opposition to lawful authority; turbulent; factious; guilty of sedition; as, seditious citizens.

Selenious (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, selenium; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with selenic compounds.

Sericeous (a.) Of or pertaining to silk; consisting of silk; silky.

Sericeous (a.) Covered with very soft hairs pressed close to the surface; as, a sericeous leaf.

Sericeous (a.) Having a silklike luster, usually due to fine, close hairs.

Setaceous (a.) Set with, or consisting of, bristles; bristly; as, a stiff, setaceous tail.

Setaceous (a.) Bristelike in form or texture; as, a setaceous feather; a setaceous leaf.

Sidereous (a.) Sidereal.

Siliceous (a.) Of or pertaining to silica; containing silica, or partaking of its nature.

Silicious (a.) See Siliceous.

Siliquous (a.) Bearing siliques; as, siliquose plants; pertaining to, or resembling, siliques; as, siliquose capsules.

Simonious (a.) Simoniacal.

Slumbrous (a.) Slumberous.

Solacious (a.) Affording solace; as, a solacious voice.

Sorcerous (a.) Of or pertaining to sorcery.

Sphagnous (a.) Pertaining to moss of the genus Sphagnum, or bog moss; abounding in peat or bog moss.

Spinulous (a.) Covered with small spines.

Spiritous (a.) Like spirit; refined; defecated; pure.

Spiritous (a.) Ardent; active.

Spongeous (a.) Resembling sponge; having the nature or qualities of sponge.

Spongious (a.) Somewhat spongy; spongelike; full of small cavities like sponge; as, spongious bones.

Squaimous (a.) Squeamish.

Squarrous (a.) Squarrose.

Squeamous (a.) Squeamish.

Stomatous (a.) Having a stoma.

Strenuous (a.) Eagerly pressing or urgent; zealous; ardent; earnest; bold; valiant; intrepid; as, a strenuous advocate for national rights; a strenuous reformer; a strenuous defender of his country.

Subdolous (a.) Sly; crafty; cunning; artful.

Subereous (a.) Of or pertaining to cork; of the nature of cork; suberose.

Submucous (a.) Situated under a mucous membrane.

Subserous (a.) Situated under a serous membrane.

Succinous (a.) Succinic.

Succubous (a.) Having the leaves so placed that the upper part of each one is covered by the base of the next higher leaf, as in hepatic mosses of the genus Plagiochila.

Succulous (a.) Succulent; juicy.

Sumptuous (a.) Involving large outlay or expense; costly; expensive; hence, luxurious; splendid; magnificient; as, a sumptuous house or table; sumptuous apparel.

Susurrous (a.) Whispering; rustling; full of whispering sounds.

Tartarous (a.) Containing tartar; consisting of tartar, or partaking of its qualities; tartareous.

Tartarous (a.) Resembling, or characteristic of, a Tartar; ill-natured; irritable.

Tellurous (a.) Of or pertaining to tellurium; derived from, or containing, tellurium; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with telluric compounds; as, tellurous acid, which is analogous to sulphurous acid.

Tenacious (a.) Holding fast, or inc

Tenacious (a.) Apt to retain; retentive; as, a tenacious memory.

Tenacious (a.) Having parts apt to adhere to each other; cohesive; tough; as, steel is a tenacious metal; tar is more tenacious than oil.

Tenacious (a.) Apt to adhere to another substance; glutinous; viscous; sticking; adhesive.

Tenacious (a.) Niggardly; closefisted; miserly.

Tenacious (a.) Holding stoutly to one's opinion or purpose; obstinate; stubborn.

Tendinous (a.) Pertaining to a tendon; of the nature of tendon.

Tendinous (a.) Full of tendons; sinewy; as, nervous and tendinous parts of the body.

Tendonous (a.) Tendinous.

Tenebrous (a.) Dark; gloomy; dusky; tenebrious.

Tetricous (a.) Tetric.

Tetterous (a.) Having the character of, or pertaining to, tetter.

Thallious (a.) See Thallous.

Thundrous (a.) Thunderous; sonorous.

Torminous (a.) Affected with tormina; griping.

Tortulous (a.) Swelled out at intervals like a knotted cord.

Torturous (a.) Involving, or pertaining to, torture.

Tremulous (a.) Shaking; shivering; quivering; as, a tremulous limb; a tremulous motion of the hand or the lips; the tremulous leaf of the poplar.

Tremulous (a.) Affected with fear or timidity; trembling.

Trigamous (a.) Having three sorts of flowers in the same head, -- male, female, and hermaphrodite, or perfect, flowers.

Trigonous (a.) Same as Trigonal.

Trigynous (a.) Having three pistils or styles; of or pertaining to the Trigynia.

Trijugous (a.) Same as Trijugate.

Trimerous (a.) Having the parts in threes.

Tri/cious (a.) Having three sorts of flowers on the same or on different plants, some of the flowers being staminate, others pistillate, and others both staminate and pistillate; belonging to the order Tri/cia.

Troublous (a.) Full of trouble; causing trouble.

Tufaceous (a.) Pertaining to tufa; consisting of, or resembling, tufa.

Turgidous (a.) Turgid.

Tyrannous (a.) Tyrannical; arbitrary; unjustly severe; despotic.

Uliginous (a.) Muddy; oozy; slimy; also, growing in muddy places.

Ulmaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a suborder of urticaceous plants, of which the elm is the type.

Unanimous (a.) Being of one mind; agreeing in opinion, design, or determination; consentient; not discordant or dissentient; harmonious; as, the assembly was unanimous; the members of the council were unanimous.

Unanimous (a.) Formed with unanimity; indicating unanimity; having the agreement and consent of all; agreed upon without the opposition or contradiction of any; as, a unanimous opinion; a unanimous vote.

Unguinous (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, fat or oil; oily; unctuous; oleaginous.

Unigenous (a.) Being of one kind; being of the same genus.

Uniparous (a.) Producing but one egg or young at a time.

Uniparous (a.) Producing but one axis of inflorescence; -- said of the scorpioid cyme.

Uniramous (a.) Having but one branch.

Unisonous (a.) Being in unison; unisonant.

Unpitious (a.) Impious; wicked.

Unpitious (a.) Destitute of pity; pitiless.

Untimeous (a.) Untimely.

Ustorious (a.) Having the quality of burning.

Vagarious (a.) Given to, or characterized by, vagaries; capricious; whimsical; crochety.

Vanadious (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, vanadium; specifically, designating those compounds in which vanadium has a lower valence as contrasted with the vanadic compounds; as, vanadious acid.

Variolous (a.) Of or pertaining to the smallpox; having pits, or sunken impressions, like those of the smallpox; variolar; variolic.

Venereous (a.) Venereal; exciting lust; aphrodisiac.

Venereous (a.) Lustful; lascivious; libidinous.

Venturous (n.) Daring; bold; hardy; fearless; venturesome; adveturous; as, a venturous soldier.

Veracious (a.) Observant of truth; habitually speaking truth; truthful; as, veracious historian.

Veracious (a.) Characterized by truth; not false; as, a veracious account or narrative.

Verdurous (a.) Covered with verdure; clothed with the fresh green of vegetation; verdured; verdant; as, verdurous pastures.

Verminous (a.) Tending to breed vermin; infested by vermin.

Verminous (a.) Caused by, or arising from the presence of, vermin; as, verminous disease.

Verrucous (a.) Verrucose.

Vexatious (a.) Causing vexation; agitating; afflictive; annoying; as, a vexatious controversy; a vexatious neighbor.

Vexatious (a.) Full or vexation, trouble, or disquiet; disturbed.

Vicarious (prep.) Of or pertaining to a vicar, substitute, or deputy; deputed; delegated; as, vicarious power or authority.

Vicarious (prep.) Acting of suffering for another; as, a vicarious agent or officer.

Vicarious (prep.) Performed of suffered in the place of another; substituted; as, a vicarious sacrifice; vicarious punishment.

Vicarious (prep.) Acting as a substitute; -- said of abnormal action which replaces a suppressed normal function; as, vicarious hemorrhage replacing menstruation.

Villanous (n.) Alt. of Villanousness

Villenous (a.) Of or pertaining to a villein.

Vimineous (a.) Of or pertaining to twigs; made of pliant twigs.

Vimineous (a.) Producing long, slender twigs or shoots.

Vinaceous (a.) Belonging to, or like, wine or grapes.

Vinaceous (a.) Of the color of wine, especially of red wine.

Vinagrous (a.) Resembling vinegar; sour.

Vinagrous (a.) Fig.: Unamiable; morose.

Vivacious (a.) Having vigorous powers of life; tenacious of life; long-lived.

Vivacious (a.) Sprightly in temper or conduct; lively; merry; as, a vivacious poet.

Vivacious (a.) Living through the winter, or from year to year; perennial.

Volacious (a.) Apt or fit to fly.

Voracious (a.) Greedy in eating; very hungry; eager to devour or swallow; ravenous; gluttonous; edacious; rapacious; as, a voracious man or appetite; a voracious gulf or whirlpool.

Vulturous (a.) Like a vulture; rapacious.





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