• -like


    From like. Cognate with -ly. Compare also Dutch -lijk ("-ly, -like").

    Full definition of -like


    1. Having some of the characteristics of (used to form adjectives from nouns).childlikesnake-like


    Note: the suffixes below cannot necessarily replace "-like", but are also used to form words having the same sense as words formed using "-like".

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    Usage notes

    In British usage, a hyphen is almost always used, while in American usage, the suffix is sometimes joined to the noun without a hyphen.

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