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SUFFIXES. -er; -en; -ive; -ble; -less

-Less. Sometimes found with adjectives, as "busyless," "sickless," "modestless."

-Less used for "not able to be."

“That phraseless hand.

; i.e. "in-describable." “That termless skin.” Ib. 94.

“Sumless treasuries.

“My careless crime.

“Your great opposeless wills.

It is commonly used with words of Latin or Greek origin, as above. Add "reasonless," Hen. V. v. 4. 137; "crimeless," 2 Hen. VI. ii. 4. 63.

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