Adjectives with the suffix "-ous" (1,000)

This morpheme tends to mean "full of, having, possessing". Some of the most representative words that include it are: joyous, jealous, nervous, glorious, victorious, spacious, gracious . It's typically applied to adjectives.

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  • various
  • serious
  • previous
  • obvious
  • religious
  • famous
  • dangerous
  • enormous
  • numerous
  • conscious
  • anxious
  • nervous
  • continuous
  • generous
  • curious
  • tremendous
  • ridiculous
  • marvellous
  • precious
  • ambitious
  • suspicious
  • mysterious
  • furious
  • unconscious
  • anonymous
  • disastrous
  • autonomous
  • cautious
  • delicious
  • glorious
  • spontaneous
  • vigorous
  • indigenous
  • jealous
  • notorious
  • vicious
  • ambiguous
  • conspicuous
  • prestigious
  • hazardous
  • dubious
  • prosperous
  • fabulous
  • rigorous
  • spacious
  • simultaneous
  • outrageous
  • gorgeous
  • glamorous
  • analogous
  • tedious
  • luxurious
  • contentious
  • homogeneous
  • infectious
  • unanimous
  • adventurous
  • ingenious
  • poisonous
  • humorous
  • hideous
  • ludicrous
  • gracious
  • carboniferous
  • synonymous
  • advantageous
  • treacherous
  • courageous
  • intravenous
  • pious
  • ubiquitous
  • precarious
  • ominous
  • malicious
  • monstrous
  • oblivious
  • conscientious
  • infamous
  • unambiguous
  • ferocious
  • strenuous
  • miraculous
  • devious
  • horrendous
  • luminous
  • victorious
  • grievous
  • harmonious
  • meticulous
  • heterogeneous
  • anomalous
  • momentous
  • spurious
  • self-conscious
  • contiguous
  • mischievous
  • hilarious
  • courteous
  • pompous
  • tenuous
  • miscellaneous
  • arduous
  • onerous
  • superfluous
  • erroneous
  • unscrupulous
  • instantaneous
  • sumptuous
  • mountainous
  • rebellious
  • murderous
  • contemptuous
  • monotonous
  • illustrious
  • frivolous
  • amorphous
  • venous
  • cretaceous
  • scandalous
  • sensuous
  • laborious
  • innocuous
  • insidious
  • callous
  • endogenous
  • copious
  • pernicious
  • judicious
  • viscous
  • righteous
  • envious
  • noxious
  • virtuous
  • homologous
  • incredulous
  • incongruous
  • prodigious
  • fictitious
  • vociferous
  • joyous
  • superstitious
  • perilous
  • contagious
  • nutritious
  • impervious
  • subconscious
  • pretentious
  • porous
  • obnoxious
  • tortuous
  • raucous
  • asynchronous
  • exogenous
  • voluminous
  • industrious
  • boisterous
  • gratuitous
  • acrimonious
  • preposterous
  • venomous
  • scrupulous
  • igneous
  • herbaceous
  • posthumous
  • fortuitous
  • percutaneous
  • atrocious
  • deleterious
  • gregarious
  • riotous
  • gaseous
  • tenacious
  • fibrous
  • capricious
  • promiscuous
  • zealous
  • thunderous
  • delirious
  • world-famous
  • populous
  • fastidious
  • stupendous
  • aqueous
  • cavernous
  • wondrous
  • amorous
  • luscious
  • precocious
  • inconspicuous
  • contemporaneous
  • imperious
  • extraneous
  • synchronous
  • audacious
  • discontinuous
  • vicarious
  • adenomatous
  • auspicious
  • ponderous
  • precipitous
  • ruinous
  • voluptuous
  • subcutaneous
  • deciduous
  • injurious
  • eponymous
  • tumultuous
  • ostentatious
  • unpretentious
  • rufous
  • calcareous
  • vivacious
  • monogamous
  • odious
  • rapturous
  • barbarous
  • seditious
  • amphibious
  • cancerous
  • assiduous
  • nebulous
  • voracious
  • self-righteous
  • fatuous
  • propitious
  • squamous
  • disingenuous
  • invidious
  • nauseous
  • tremulous
  • solicitous
  • carnivorous
  • sinuous
  • impetuous
  • heinous
  • nitrous
  • bulbous
  • presumptuous
  • lustrous
  • lugubrious
  • coniferous
  • sulphurous
  • blasphemous
  • over-zealous
  • incestuous
  • ravenous
  • vacuous
  • efficacious
  • capacious
  • scurrilous
  • surreptitious
  • fallacious
  • ignominious
  • fractious
  • specious
  • odorous
  • studious
  • magnanimous
  • multifarious
  • facetious
  • villous
  • vexatious
  • disadvantageous
  • circuitous
  • tortious
  • mutinous
  • semi-autonomous
  • sonorous
  • supercilious
  • chivalrous
  • rapacious
  • ferrous
  • tendentious
  • punctilious
  • censorious
  • portentous
  • melodious
  • homozygous
  • pugnacious
  • sanctimonious
  • glutinous
  • glaucous
  • herbivorous
  • tempestuous
  • lecherous
  • flirtatious
  • impecunious
  • officious
  • calamitous
  • heterozygous
  • desirous
  • carbonaceous
  • villainous
  • decorous
  • traitorous
  • polygynous
  • filamentous
  • garrulous
  • libellous
  • cantankerous
  • unselfconscious
  • bituminous
  • obsequious
  • querulous
  • androgynous
  • felicitous
  • ingenuous
  • meritorious
  • iniquitous
  • homogenous
  • adulterous
  • dichotomous
  • salacious
  • egregious
  • coterminous
  • ungenerous
  • nefarious
  • membranous
  • unglamorous
  • lascivious
  • unambitious
  • rumbustious
  • parlous
  • sacrilegious
  • parsimonious
  • credulous
  • vertiginous
  • bilious
  • inauspicious
  • ungracious
  • curvaceous
  • salubrious
  • vitreous
  • avaricious
  • incautious
  • injudicious
  • non-ferrous
  • commodious
  • inglorious
  • languorous
  • health-conscious
  • discourteous
  • non-religious
  • unctuous
  • expeditious
  • irreligious
  • uncontentious
  • timorous
  • repetitious
  • loquacious
  • litigious
  • meretricious
  • omnivorous
  • cost-conscious
  • clamorous
  • semi-conscious
  • piteous
  • nitrogenous
  • heterologous
  • polygamous
  • scrumptious
  • multitudinous
  • oedematous
  • beauteous
  • insectivorous
  • fashion-conscious
  • covetous
  • verminous
  • impious
  • cutaneous
  • platitudinous
  • adventitious
  • licentious
  • abstemious
  • malodorous
  • unadventurous
  • perfidious
  • inhomogeneous
  • mellifluous
  • rancorous
  • leguminous
  • diaphanous
  • metalliferous
  • sebaceous
  • sententious
  • ginormous
  • vainglorious
  • slanderous
  • class-conscious
  • atheromatous
  • unpropitious
  • duplicitous
  • idolatrous
  • dexterous
  • lubricious
  • obstreperous
  • venturous
  • siliceous
  • anti-religious
  • cacophonous
  • erogenous
  • ceremonious
  • uproarious
  • leprous
  • gelatinous
  • libidinous
  • tautologous
  • resinous
  • perspicuous
  • semi-precious
  • granulomatous
  • scabrous
  • bumptious
  • frugivorous
  • gangrenous
  • numinous
  • phosphorous
  • heterogenous
  • cretinous
  • factious
  • humourous
  • diachronous
  • mendacious
  • cumbrous
  • preconscious
  • unceremonious
  • cadaverous
  • primiparous
  • perspicacious
  • exiguous
  • sagacious
  • pendulous
  • bigamous
  • polysemous
  • phlegmonous
  • chitinous
  • nephrogenous
  • autologous
  • isomorphous
  • polymorphous
  • exogamous
  • microporous
  • cartilaginous
  • proteinaceous
  • fossiliferous
  • pusillanimous
  • unrighteous
  • ambidextrous
  • disputatious
  • torturous
  • tuberculous
  • tuberous
  • vaporous
  • plenteous
  • overambitious
  • autocephalous
  • incurious
  • gluttonous
  • tubulovillous
  • antituberculous
  • fissiparous
  • dolorous
  • dextrous
  • oestrous
  • anhydrous
  • isochronous
  • rivalrous
  • glamourous
  • argillaceous
  • tyrannous
  • usurious
  • necessitous
  • ericaceous
  • bounteous
  • factitious
  • nulliparous
  • multiparous
  • serendipitous
  • hypochlorous
  • homophonous
  • indecorous
  • penurious
  • felonious
  • auriferous
  • dioecious
  • armigerous
  • safety-conscious
  • pertinacious
  • sorcerous
  • heteronomous
  • insalubrious
  • inharmonious
  • uxorious
  • price-conscious
  • troublous
  • marvelous
  • erythematous
  • ovo-viviparous
  • captious
  • carious
  • interreligious
  • grevious
  • unmeritorious
  • euphonious
  • pestiferous
  • cementitious
  • odoriferous
  • acidulous
  • endogamous
  • oculocutaneous
  • pseudonymous
  • ferruginous
  • viviparous
  • rigourous
  • subaqueous
  • overzealous
  • non-poisonous
  • bibulous
  • allochthonous
  • polyandrous
  • steatopygous
  • lymphomatous
  • autochthonous
  • noncalcareous
  • gibbous
  • valorous
  • scrofulous
  • unchivalrous
  • selfconscious
  • compendious
  • homonymous
  • treasonous
  • congruous
  • unostentatious
  • apterous
  • saphenous
  • tenebrous
  • transcutaneous
  • metachronous
  • hyponymous
  • unmelodious
  • non-contiguous
  • infelicitous
  • paralogous
  • overgenerous
  • stertorous
  • humongous
  • hemizygous
  • enterocutaneous
  • mucinous
  • nickeliferous
  • unfamous
  • overconscientious
  • unharmonious
  • contumacious
  • arteriovenous
  • pre-cancerous
  • serous
  • calciferous
  • lepidopterous
  • urinous
  • ascomycetous
  • ochreous
  • carcinomatous
  • splendiferous
  • micaceous
  • antireligious
  • umbelliferous
  • prognathous
  • overanxious
  • luminiferous
  • consanguineous
  • slumbrous
  • umbrageous
  • gummatous
  • pumiceous
  • organophosphorous
  • champertous
  • bodacious
  • unfossiliferous
  • murmurous
  • fulvous
  • macroporous
  • gallinaceous
  • unself-conscious
  • caseous
  • humous
  • timeous
  • subterraneous
  • terrigenous
  • unrigorous
  • unserious
  • semelparous
  • vermicious
  • aphthous
  • clangorous
  • humungous
  • argentiferous
  • petroliferous
  • stuporous
  • neotenous
  • contrarious
  • oleaginous
  • pervious
  • geosynchronous
  • exogeneous
  • malarious
  • unsuspicious
  • nectariferous
  • acerous
  • vinous
  • dipterous
  • dizygous
  • mammiferous
  • intracutaneous
  • dungeonous
  • phytophagous
  • unenvious
  • rambunctious
  • monocotyledonous
  • goitrous
  • opprobrious
  • predacious
  • revelous
  • allogenous
  • non-venomous
  • fuliginous
  • hyperconscious
  • uncurious
  • floriferous
  • mucilaginous
  • conterminous
  • criminous
  • entomophilous
  • orchidaceous
  • submucous
  • unrebellious
  • farinaceous
  • unglamourous
  • verisimilitudinous
  • ulcerous
  • polyphagous
  • mischievious
  • monoecious
  • incommodious
  • disharmonious
  • compunctious
  • heteronymous
  • innumerous
  • nacreous
  • spirituous
  • mucocutaneous
  • unfastidious
  • unfrivolous
  • unhumorous
  • aluminous
  • libelous
  • penecontemporaneous
  • superconscious
  • fistulous
  • frabjous
  • ovigerous
  • oviparous
  • arsenious
  • undesirous
  • unpompous
  • non-precious
  • lichenous
  • wonderous
  • serpiginous
  • isonitrogenous
  • veinous
  • parasitophorous
  • overcautious
  • grievious
  • pyritous
  • autogenous
  • nectarivorous
  • vertuous
  • odiferous
  • onymous
  • multivarious
  • unspontaneous
  • graminivorous
  • anfractuous
  • condylomatous
  • triquetrous
  • diatomaceous
  • coriaceous
  • grumous
  • crustaceous
  • irous
  • unhilarious
  • thermophilous
  • babelicious
  • unjealous
  • larcenous
  • antonymous
  • adenocarcinomatous
  • cuprous
  • migrainous
  • unluxurious
  • noyous
  • areligious
  • noncutaneous
  • intraosseous
  • unobvious
  • unefficacious
  • arenaceous
  • cartilagenous
  • eximious
  • viscaceous
  • slumberous
  • antimonous
  • tralatitious
  • unjoyous
  • irriguous
  • pseudomembranous
  • ambagious
  • hypergamous
  • uraniferous
  • gypsiferous
  • unsalubrious
  • vanadiferous
  • anadromous
  • fantabulous
  • ultrareligious
  • unreligious
  • unmalicious
  • rhizomatous
  • meliaceous
  • solitudinous
  • conscientous
  • ignominous
  • patulous
  • attitudinous
  • unplatitudinous
  • fruitious
  • papillomatous
  • precancerous
  • imponderous
  • flagitious
  • folivorous
  • spiritous
  • extemporaneous
  • semibarbarous
  • osseous
  • anthropophagous
  • araliaceous
  • noninjurious
  • silicious
  • clamourous
  • overconscious
  • stanniferous
  • discontiguous
  • distylous
  • illuminous
  • iteroparous
  • endogeneous
  • cinereous
  • contradictious
  • tenous
  • biramous
  • vomitous
  • rampageous
  • bonhomous
  • opisthognathous
  • chylous
  • titaniferous
  • overscrupulous
  • apodous
  • tumorous
  • contumelious
  • pseudogamous
  • granivorous
  • cankerous
  • piscivorous
  • haematogenous
  • uncourageous
  • tuffaceous
  • amourous
  • uncourteous
  • ungorgeous
  • inefficacious
  • fictious
  • microfilamentous
  • microphagous
  • semiprecious
  • calcicolous
  • non-obvious
  • orgulous
  • unconscientious
  • ligamentous
  • sedulous
  • hypognathous
  • transvenous
  • overserious
  • scribacious
  • uncensorious
  • viperous
  • pachydermatous
  • manganiferous
  • inodorous
  • unvoluptuous
  • nonferrous
  • stoloniferous
  • gynandrous
  • likerous
  • bullous
  • hemimetabolous
  • xerophilous
  • equanimous
  • nonrigorous
  • inhomogenous
  • numberous
  • protogynous
  • intramembranous
  • supposititious
  • nonrivalrous
  • rediculous
  • semiconscious
  • nonhazardous
  • ornithophilous
  • edentulous
  • ochrous
  • barbigerous
  • unanxious
  • acephalous
  • plumptious
  • unnutritious
  • pluvious
  • unauspicious
  • angiomatous
  • atrabilious
  • cruciferous
  • nonserious
  • collagenous
  • supergenerous
  • non-cancerous
  • calumnious
  • unferocious
  • cupreous
  • superluminous
  • lymphoedematous
  • polytomous
  • submembranous
  • ceraceous
  • bignoniaceous
  • bicephalous
  • loranthaceous
  • lixivious
  • lower semi-continuous
  • ordurous
  • paludinous
  • aponogetonaceous
  • aquæous
  • misogamous
  • incongruitous
  • polypyrenous
  • unicolorous
  • nectarous
  • nonmucilaginous
  • sterculiaceous
  • lautitious
  • boysterous
  • dipterocarpaceous
  • lipomatous
  • onygenaceous
  • lower semicontinuous
  • achylous
  • xenologous
  • tetrasporaceous
  • chalaziferous
  • paraspinous
  • amphicarpous
  • homothermous
  • chiropterophilous
  • toxiferous
  • unmellifluous
  • unslumbrous
  • nonmucinous
  • stilbaceous
  • villanous
  • stomatopodous
  • glycoproteinaceous
  • didiereaceous
  • gramineous
  • grasseous
  • octogynous
  • acerous
  • achymous
  • orthognathous
  • lymphohematogenous
  • hemipterous
  • tentiginous
  • cernuous
  • melastomaceous
  • endophyllous
  • timourous
  • saururaceous
  • polliniferous
  • polyangiaceous
  • myocutaneous
  • gelatigenous
  • pultaceous
  • varous
  • veneniferous
  • ventriloquous
  • lentibulariaceous
  • boystrous
  • rantankerous
  • liguliflorous
  • chaetomiaceous
  • hippocrateaceous
  • rumourous
  • melastomataceous
  • circumfluous
  • mirandous
  • photophobous
  • joculous
  • præsumptuous
  • unicolourous
  • unobsequious
  • sparganiaceous
  • steatomatous
  • stomatous
  • diathermanous
  • disaventurous
  • dispiteous
  • rectitudinous
  • zamiaceous
  • efficious
  • tetragonous
  • cetaceous
  • tetrasporous
  • chloranthaceous
  • cichoraceous
  • hydrous
  • exalbuminous
  • facinorous
  • commelinaceous
  • favorous
  • azotous
  • skullduggerous
  • postreligious
  • nectivorous
  • fructuous
  • previtellogenous
  • nigrous
  • pseudoreligious
  • psocopterous
  • vaccinogenous
  • blennogenous
  • venenous
  • nonmucous
  • nonpathogenous
  • pyrobituminous
  • graminifolious
  • lipomembranous
  • roccellaceous
  • thelebolaceous
  • angiospermatous
  • timous
  • cichoriaceous
  • circumforaneous
  • transheterozygous
  • trimonoecious
  • babealicious
  • isotropous
  • undecorous
  • myrmecochorous
  • prolegomenous
  • stereaceous
  • grandiloquous
  • diœcious
  • sulphophosphorous
  • omalous
  • rimous
  • temptuous
  • chaetophoraceous
  • amblystegiaceous
  • angiospermous
  • monoicous
  • pollinivorous
  • porphyraceous
  • prætentious
  • beneficious
  • proestrous
  • urodelous
  • demonolatrous
  • succulous
  • discolourous
  • gynolatrous
  • haemogenous
  • byssaceous
  • ovuliferous
  • chaetophorous
  • saccharomycetaceous
  • androlatrous
  • angiosporous

Note: these words have been obtained from Wiktionary and have been classified and improved through automated computer linguistics processes.

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