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-y

1 suffix
     
-y1 [in adjectives]
1XX full of something or covered with something:
sugary desserts (=full of sugar)
dirty hands (=covered with dirt)
a hairy chest (=covered with hair)
2XX having a quality or feeling, or tending to do something:
a messy room
curly hair (=hair that curls)
feeling sleepy
3XX like or typical of something:
a cold wintry day (=typical of winter)
his long, horsy face (=he looks like a horse)
4XX fond of or interested in something:
a horsy woman (=who likes riding horses)
-ily suffix [in adverbs]
-iness suffix [in nouns]

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