(Greek: a suffix that means; state of, condition of, quality of, act of)
There hundreds of other words that use the suffix -y; however, the following entries will provide examples which will at least give you an idea of how it functions when it is attached to words.
2. Uncomfortably bouncy or rough; for example, a bumpy ride.
2. Opaque or murky; such as, a cloudy liquid.
3. Resembling or having the appearance of clouds.
4. Not clear, obscure, or difficult to understand.
2. A state of emotion intense and exalting: When Bob finally met his long-lost love at the airport, he fell into total ecstasy with overwhelming emotions and was in a state of total bliss!
3. The trance or rapture of a mystic or prophetic exaltation: In some denominations, the congregation might be carried away by overwhelming emotions and ecstasy.
4.A medical state in which the body displays an interruption of voluntary motion, mental power, and sensibility: While in a condition of ecstasy, the person is in an erect and inflexible position, while breathing and pulsation are not affected at all.
5. Etymology: from Old French extasie and Late Latin extasis, from Greek ekstasis, a derivative of the verb existanai, "to displace, to drive out of one's mind".
In its original sense, ecstasy referred to a trancelike condition marked by a loss of rational experience and by concentration on a single emotion and now it usually means intense delight.
2. Odd, strange, or perplexing.
3. Out of the ordinary, or unconventional, as in a quaint or comical way.
2. Helping to maintain or to result in good health.
3. Showing that someone is in good health.
4. Showing or encouraging moral or psychological soundness.
2. Bitterly cold; freezing; for example, an icy day.
3. Resembling ice: "She had icy fingers because she didn't have an gloves."
4. Chilling in manner: "He responded with an icy stare."
2. Mental uneasiness because of suspicion or fear of rivalry, unfaithfulness, etc., as in love or aims.
2. An extremely uncomfortable, painful, or unpleasant situation: Jane was experiencing a purgatory of lost love from her husband.
2. Ready for or needing sleep.
2. Designed to make a squeaking noise when pressed
2. Having adhesive qualities.
3. Hot or uncomfortably warm and humid.
2. Having loose open waves; such as, wavy hair.
3. Moving with an up-and-down or side-to-side motion.
2. Covered with, containing a lot of, or made of wax.
- Full of, characterized by, as in stony, healthy.
- Made of, as in waxy.
- Somewhat like, as in wavy.