Nouns with the suffix "-ance" (1,000)

This morpheme tends to mean "act or condition of". Some of the most representative words that include it are: assistance, endurance, importance. It's typically applied to nouns.

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  • performance
  • chance
  • importance
  • instance
  • balance
  • insurance
  • distance
  • finance
  • appearance
  • significance
  • assistance
  • maintenance
  • resistance
  • advance
  • guidance
  • alliance
  • dance
  • entrance
  • acceptance
  • substance
  • allowance
  • glance
  • accordance
  • assurance
  • attendance
  • stance
  • relevance
  • ambulance
  • compliance
  • inheritance
  • renaissance
  • ignorance
  • dominance
  • reluctance
  • nuisance
  • romance
  • clearance
  • reliance
  • disturbance
  • utterance
  • surveillance
  • tolerance
  • resemblance
  • allegiance
  • variance
  • disappearance
  • abundance
  • circumstance
  • acquaintance
  • reassurance
  • defiance
  • elegance
  • arrogance
  • avoidance
  • annoyance
  • imbalance
  • ordnance
  • vengeance
  • brilliance
  • deviance
  • resonance
  • conveyance
  • fragrance
  • freelance
  • endurance
  • reconnaissance
  • intolerance
  • lance
  • impedance
  • remembrance
  • reflectance
  • observance
  • grievance
  • provenance
  • vigilance
  • semblance
  • trance
  • predominance
  • governance
  • temperance
  • appliance
  • extravagance
  • continuance
  • deliverance
  • severance
  • inductance
  • hindrance
  • countenance
  • preponderance
  • pursuance
  • penance
  • capacitance
  • perseverance
  • exuberance
  • repentance
  • irrelevance
  • ordinance
  • durance
  • insignificance
  • sustenance
  • radiance
  • reappearance
  • issuance
  • remittance
  • reinsurance
  • furtherance
  • dissonance
  • pittance
  • nuance
  • concordance
  • parlance
  • conductance
  • abeyance
  • fiance
  • self-reliance
  • forbearance
  • valance
  • rance
  • self-assurance
  • admittance
  • conformance
  • pulsatance
  • covariance
  • contrivance
  • nonchalance
  • self-importance
  • absorbance
  • sundance
  • discontinuance
  • cognisance
  • connivance
  • petulance
  • seance
  • dalliance
  • flamboyance
  • insouciance
  • repugnance
  • consonance
  • riddance
  • obeisance
  • reactance
  • sufferance
  • counterbalance
  • clairvoyance
  • off-chance
  • recalcitrance
  • invariance
  • unimportance
  • valiance
  • irradiance
  • pleasance
  • encumbrance
  • cognizance
  • comeuppance
  • come-uppance
  • creance
  • prance
  • penetrance
  • nance
  • protuberance
  • assonance
  • purveyance
  • remonstrance
  • nurturance
  • mischance
  • disallowance
  • intemperance
  • noncompliance
  • overbalance
  • ambiance
  • monstrance
  • disinheritance
  • superabundance
  • luxuriance
  • underperformance
  • forbiddance
  • transhumance
  • discordance
  • offchance
  • misfeasance
  • pharmacovigilance
  • transmittance
  • existance
  • hance
  • ascendance
  • jouissance
  • outperformance
  • puissance
  • inelegance
  • occupance
  • happenstance
  • outrance
  • complaisance
  • sibilance
  • incumbrance
  • malignance
  • luminance
  • nonfeasance
  • misalliance
  • vibrance
  • esperance
  • recognizance
  • appurtenance
  • quittance
  • readmittance
  • f'rinstance
  • itinerance
  • nonconformance
  • acquittance
  • malfeasance
  • overabundance
  • microbalance
  • hinderance
  • susceptance
  • equidistance
  • abondance
  • half-chance
  • overreliance
  • compearance
  • obeyance
  • exitance
  • tendance
  • exorbitance
  • dependance
  • breakdance
  • poignance
  • reacquaintance
  • absorptance
  • concomitance
  • self-acceptance
  • fer-de-lance
  • subordinance
  • emittance
  • voidance
  • redundance
  • hesitance
  • recognisance
  • militance
  • somnambulance
  • usance
  • underabundance
  • conversance
  • expectance
  • brillance
  • aberrance
  • defeasance
  • nonperformance
  • indignance
  • reverberance
  • bancassurance
  • co-dominance
  • lifestance
  • jubilance
  • overperformance
  • reacceptance
  • delivrance
  • pregnance
  • plaisance
  • reconaissance
  • suffrance
  • ensurance
  • air-resistance
  • forebearance
  • survivance
  • misguidance
  • cabulance
  • immunosurveillance
  • confirmance
  • sortance
  • string distance
  • banker's acceptance
  • life-assurance
  • surceasance
  • reprobance
  • global governance
  • obdurance
  • taxi distance
  • piece de resistance
  • underinsurance
  • cyberromance
  • pièce de résistance
  • leg glance
  • radioresistance
  • overdominance
  • manurance
  • concert performance
  • cognitive dissonance
  • Schumann resonance
  • contredance
  • garavance
  • disavowance
  • act of independent significance
  • homotolerance
  • codominance
  • immunotolerance
  • arrivance
  • resiance
  • unobservance
  • mésalliance
  • whambulance
  • seam allowance
  • eyeglance
  • utterance
  • acro dance
  • check and balance
  • hyperabundance
  • torquance
  • sovenance
  • disbalance
  • Cartesian distance
  • taxi-distance
  • acro-balance
  • cartesian distance
  • vicariance
  • teleassistance
  • Euclidean distance
  • creepage distance
  • recontinuance
  • multidistance
  • usurance
  • affirmance
  • taxicab distance
  • mayntenance
  • thermal conductance
  • extrance
  • missemblance
  • boundance
  • noyance
  • aquaintance
  • fire lance
  • overissuance
  • autoguidance
  • underdominance
  • Buckley's chance
  • allurance
  • indurance
  • polyresistance
  • square dance
  • maison de tolérance
  • rutilance
  • Eurodance
  • line dance
  • antiromance
  • counterinstance
  • nonappearance
  • air ambulance
  • touchdown dance
  • defailance
  • belly dance
  • non-dance
  • thermal lance
  • microdistance
  • social insurance
  • discriminance
  • demonstrance
  • taxidistance
  • tools of ignorance
  • claircognizance
  • Eurodominance
  • contra dance
  • nuclear magnetic resonance
  • displeasance
  • renal clearance
  • coinheritance
  • habitance
  • acrobalance
  • tea dance
  • lion dance
  • accumbrance
  • assemblance
  • morris dance
  • reconveyance
  • wieldance
  • pance
  • analysis of variance
  • transadmittance
  • autoperformance
  • demilance
  • braindance
  • chemical imbalance
  • clairgustance
  • creeping elegance
  • différance
  • obstinance
  • showmance
  • magnetoimpedance
  • electromotance
  • perceivance
  • step dance
  • nondominance
  • hypervigilance
  • lap dance
  • dog's chance
  • polarizance
  • radiation impedance
  • disobeisance
  • scance
  • semidominance
  • muscular endurance
  • e-quaintance
  • immittance
  • nonpenetrance
  • heterotolerance
  • nuclear quadrupole resonance
  • inconsonance
  • superhero insurance
  • oppugnance
  • inshurance
  • street dance
  • transimpedance
  • discompliance
  • womance
  • marriage guidance
  • noncompearance
  • nonresemblance
  • sunderance
  • cage dance
  • mass surveillance
  • hyperresistance
  • belly-dance
  • weasel war dance
  • countersurveillance
  • sorance
  • linguistic imbalance
  • æquidistance
  • Manhattan distance
  • hyperresonance
  • inconstance
  • bireflectance
  • line of dance
  • luminosity distance
  • thermoreflectance
  • effort distance
  • appendance
  • transresistance
  • inquirance
  • osmotolerance
  • rolling resistance
  • seroclearance
  • fan dance
  • preclearance
  • radiative balance
  • abaisance
  • panresistance
  • checkbox compliance
  • pastance
  • photoconductance
  • upbuoyance
  • lap-dance
  • operance
  • extuberance
  • avengeance
  • revengeance
  • self-distance
  • underattendance
  • wambulance
  • bromance
  • outside chance
  • ponderance
  • nanosubstance
  • frinstance
  • spitting distance
  • boastance
  • subvariance
  • coinsurance
  • cryotolerance
  • zone of avoidance
  • incogitance
  • nonsignificance
  • chemical substance
  • chrominance
  • séance
  • vociferance
  • coordinance
  • skirt dance
  • argument from ignorance
  • comeupance
  • cyberfinance
  • rain dance
  • thermic lance
  • break dance
  • occurrance
  • tarriance
  • thermoresistance
  • Chinaman's chance
  • serodiscordance
  • slam-dance
  • snaphance
  • incognisance
  • American Renaissance
  • unacceptance
  • fartherance
  • nonresistance
  • recordance
  • unholy alliance
  • cyberformance
  • nondance
  • fan-dance
  • sideglance
  • Irish stepdance
  • unreluctance
  • galavance
  • statistical significance
  • liability insurance
  • electron spin resonance
  • sand lance
  • clog dance
  • step-dance
  • superradiance
  • antidominance
  • incognizance
  • contents insurance
  • bioimpedance
  • squinance
  • round dance
  • photoimpedance
  • preacquaintance
  • pseudodistance
  • re-surveillance
  • mountenance
  • umbrella insurance
  • cybersurveillance
  • line-dance
  • misperformance
  • convertance
  • pole dance
  • midstance
  • impact resistance
  • nonresonance
  • magnetoresistance
  • overelegance
  • fat chance
  • dysbalance
  • oxygen lance
  • ozone resistance
  • photoreconnaissance
  • cost avoidance
  • overcompliance
  • illuminance
  • bienséance
  • pseudodominance
  • reposance
  • thrillmance
  • total clearance
  • extance
  • disacquaintance
  • memresistance
  • photoreflectance
  • exultance
  • moderance
  • unremembrance
  • wahmbulance
  • magnetoresonance
  • memristance
  • nontolerance
  • Juba dance
  • overbearance
  • common parlance
  • megafinance
  • lapdance
  • wanchance
  • dissemblance
  • distemperance
  • appertinance
  • unaccordance
  • obeyance
  • disordinance
  • ground clearance
  • interplant distance
  • controlled substance
  • noninheritance
  • transcapacitance
  • precognizance
  • sonance
  • edit distance
  • war dance
  • halotolerance
  • court appearance
  • thermobalance
  • incessance
  • disconsolance
  • calavance
  • admirance
  • redeliverance
  • highland dance
  • radiotolerance
  • biosurveillance
  • avowance
  • household appliance
  • misissuance
  • fiancé
  • ultradistance
  • inhabitance
  • irredundance
  • discernance
  • pourveyance
  • deniance
  • stopping distance
  • botherance
  • medicine dance
  • autumn romance
  • folk dance
  • jouisance
  • preordinance
  • nonusance
  • subdominance
  • abettance
  • photoresistance
  • reaffirmance
  • perturbance
  • exuperance
  • autocovariance
  • iterance
  • adamance
  • Roberval balance
  • accustomance
  • monodominance
  • contradance
  • mumchance
  • stepdance
  • suppliance
  • connectance
  • daliance
  • suppliance
  • malgovernance
  • modern dance
  • vanbulance
  • tap dance
  • pet insurance
  • seismic performance
  • incomitance
  • affordance
  • nonacceptance
  • haemovigilance
  • transonance
  • fighting chance
  • court of first instance
  • Bhattacharyya distance
  • reperformance
  • thinking distance
  • flagrance
  • perpetuance
  • disaffirmance
  • Africanist dance
  • nanobalance
  • table dance
  • monoresistance
  • elastance
  • emparlance
  • Kapitza resistance
  • tholance
  • permeance
  • fluctuance
  • plebeiance
  • court of second instance
  • liegance
  • song and dance
  • air resistance
  • consensus trance
  • health insurance
  • aidance
  • resistance distance
  • inbalance
  • gravedance
  • aboundance
  • cash advance
  • ecquaintance
  • thermotolerance
  • sciance
  • slow dance
  • aerotolerance
  • unemployment insurance
  • recoverance
  • serosurveillance
  • biodistance
  • achievance
  • lunar distance
  • equiponderance
  • microinsurance
  • semitrance
  • fascinance
  • main chance
  • acutance
  • oxylance
  • bivariance
  • disagreeance
  • omittance
  • retardance
  • thermoconductance
  • noninstance
  • metagovernance
  • signifigance
  • usherance
  • unacquaintance
  • aggrievance
  • unrepentance
  • bladed stance
  • folkdance
  • Sadie Hawkins dance
  • tortfeasance
  • antisurveillance
  • noiance
  • scale invariance
  • desistance
  • Levenshtein distance
  • guardiance
  • excedance
  • disseverance
  • tremble dance
  • photo-romance
  • comportance
  • insitance
  • game of chance
  • enterparlance
  • imparlance
  • auto insurance
  • heritance
  • portance
  • braking distance
  • surseance
  • happenchance
  • memadmittance
  • exceedance
  • photoabsorbance
  • surseance
  • Roman balance
  • amount of substance
  • asshurance
  • pararesonance
  • impartance
  • inobservance
  • semivariance
  • inacquaintance
  • recreance
  • representance
  • failance
  • writ of assistance
  • univariance
  • nonregardance
  • quasidominance
  • nonacquaintance
  • torkance
  • attractive nuisance
  • necromance
  • cap of maintenance
  • affect perseverance
  • supportance
  • malefeasance
  • home appliance
  • chievance
  • second distance
  • classical inheritance
  • Puissance
  • disheritance
  • oversurveillance
  • horse stance
  • country dance
  • self acceptance
  • wide stance
  • demeanance
  • ralliance
  • trade acceptance
  • sun dance
  • susurrance
  • quality assurance
  • nonattendance
  • red-green alliance
  • absorbtance
  • trade balance
  • reascendance
  • red-green-brown alliance
  • chatoyance
  • cumbrance
  • wonderance
  • teleguidance
  • percussive maintenance
  • auto-insurance
  • country of provenance
  • merry dance
  • pharmacoresistance
  • exosubstance
  • autoresonance
  • performative utterance
  • impuissance
  • game-of-chance
  • buck dance
  • zero tolerance
  • barn dance
  • undulance
  • dataveillance
  • bobance
  • abidance
  • transconductance
  • dispurveyance
  • microfinance
  • subradiance
  • weroance
  • equisonance
  • incomplete dominance
  • reservance
  • heat conductance
  • hyperobservance
  • jazz dance
  • disencumbrance
  • werowance
  • overexuberance
  • elastoresistance
  • entreatance
  • antibioresistance
  • turnstile attendance
  • undercompliance
  • cytoresistance
  • steric hindrance
  • Hellinger distance
  • mutterance
  • country-dance
  • sousveillance
  • detailed balance
  • alarm substance
  • electrical conductance
  • permittance
  • perveance
  • attemperance
  • happy dance
  • interdistance
  • incompliance
  • surveyance
  • caravance
  • Romance
  • semiconductance
  • commorance
  • purtenance
  • heat intolerance
  • tax avoidance
  • extenuating circumstance
  • ligeance
  • yieldance
  • royal abundance
  • Tinker to Evans to Chance
  • faineance
  • fauxmance
  • giant magnetoresistance
  • electrical inductance
  • May-September romance
  • prevenance
  • Tinker to Evers to Chance
  • mucosubstance
  • crepance
  • electrical resistance
  • gyroresonance
  • Hamming distance
  • lead glance
  • misremembrance
  • amenance
  • basic balance
  • limerance
  • unattendance
  • irrepentance
  • buckdance
  • perdurance
  • motor insurance
  • intreatance
  • snowball's chance
  • nonobservance
  • agreeance
  • allegeance
  • anchimeric assistance
  • sorrance
  • nonrelevance
  • off chance
  • biovigilance
  • life assurance
  • reconnoissance
  • e-finance
  • vraisemblance
  • uberveillance
  • convenance
  • spooky action at a distance
  • veil dance
  • scientific romance
  • invigilance
  • multiple inheritance
  • bioreactance
  • subcovariance
  • gubernance
  • command performance
  • preventative maintenance
  • space guidance
  • abearance
  • abstenance
  • St. Vitus' dance
  • reutterance
  • piquance
  • attendance allowance
  • bank balance
  • pseudocapacitance
  • sweet savage romance
  • memcapacitance
  • preperformance
  • product variance
  • Eurotrance
  • immunoresistance
  • preheritance
  • heteroresistance
  • chevisance
  • counterresistance
  • forgettance
  • outrecuidance
  • tax resistance
  • preassurance
  • præponderance
  • cyberperformance
  • meditance
  • piezoresistance
  • joyance
  • protruberance
  • omnirelevance
  • miscontinuance
  • mutual inductance
  • brisance
  • counterfaisance
  • psytrance
  • resultance
  • symmetrical balance
  • affiance
  • e-governance
  • ceilidh dance
  • counterfeisance
  • mutual insurance
  • engendered reliance
  • connusance
  • xerotolerance
  • enheritance
  • sequence dance
  • uninsurance
  • lactose intolerance
  • vernacular dance
  • side entrance
  • declared abundance
  • geosurveillance
  • magnetocapacitance
  • e-guidance
  • plate appearance
  • invincible ignorance
  • life insurance
  • thromboresistance
  • unresistance
  • hemovigilance
  • nonsubstance
  • buzzword compliance
  • coappearance
  • buoyance
  • equivariance
  • misgovernance
  • indisturbance
  • considerance
  • unchance
  • Mexican hat dance
  • microfragrance
  • piss-elegance
  • doubtance
  • captivance
  • hypertolerance
  • tradesman's entrance
  • cobordance
  • irresistance
  • reentrance
  • adoptance
  • equiveillance
  • pith and substance
  • gay-straight alliance
  • reëntrance
  • approvance
  • trial balance
  • counterfesance
  • realliance
  • chemoresistance
  • memimpedance
  • power balance
  • stintance
  • electroresistance
  • space reconnaissance
  • striking distance
  • work-life balance
  • gouvernance
  • abodance
  • hyperexuberance
  • miscreance
  • nonimportance
  • transportance
  • feasance
  • standards compliance
  • antiresonance
  • unisonance
  • reattendance
  • surance
  • magnetoconductance
  • technofinance
  • avant-dance
  • bankassurance

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

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