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List of suffixes ending in "ess"

List #: 1305

Keywords/tags: suffix, suffixes, root words, word roots, words ending in "ess"

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Description: This is a list of words ending with suffix "ess", meaning "female.".
Author: eSpindle Learning.
Subject: English vocabulary.
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Created: 11/19/2009

Modified: 11/19/2009

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(part 1) (30 words)

feckless, largess, biliousness, dispossess, laundress, peerless, wantonness, burgess, egress, listless, manliness, prowess, Guinness, buttress, faithfulness, freshness, ingress, merciless, repress, retrogress, wretchedness, aggress, abbess, assess, digress, duress, profess, trimness, witless, fanciless

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(part 2) (31 words)

artless, powerless, redress, abruptness, aggressiveness, compress, nameless, oppress, resistless, righteousness, shiftless, defenseless, worthless, abscess, attentiveness, craftiness, dauntless, depress, fastness, fieriness, genteelness, gratefulness, greasiness, grouchiness, hapless, haughtiness, humbleness, indebtedness, noiseless, queasiness, repossess

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(part 3) (31 words)

spaciousness, squeamishness, transgress, awareness, graciousness, access, bitterness, braveness, brawniness, briefness, brightness, cleanliness, cleverness, coarseness, consciousness, craziness, drunkenness, emptiness, firmness, fruitfulness, genuineness, gloominess, goddess, healthiness, possess, promptness, purposeless, stubbornness, suppress, tardiness, cypress

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(part 4) (31 words)

chess, waitress, awkwardness, blandness, busyness, business, carelessness, casualness, cheeriness, correctness, distress, doubtless, eyewitness, fearlessness, fierceness, flawless, forgiveness, generousness, greatness, greediness, happiness, hardness, hungriness, massiveness, mistress, motionless, process, quickness, rashness, recess, regardless

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(part 5) (31 words)

roundness, ruthless, scariness, shyness, stress, foaminess, bigness, caress, cheerfulness, confess, congress, endless, excess, fearless, funniness, homeless, impress, hostess, illness, lateness, loneliness, progress, reckless, restless, sadness, smoothness, spotless, success, tasteless, useless, weakness

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(part 6) (21 words)

witness, harness, mattress, princess, wilderness, address, bless, careless, darkness, express, goodness, guess, helpless, hopeless, needless, nevertheless, sickness, less, press, unless, dress