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-osity

Syllabification: -osity

Definition of -osity in English:

suffix

Forming nouns from adjectives ending in -ose (such as verbosity from verbose) and from adjectives ending in -ous (such as pomposity from pompous).

Origin

from French -osité or Latin -ositas.

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