flirtatious etymology

English word flirtatious comes from English -ous, English flirtation (An instance of flirting.. Playing at courtship; coquetry.)

Detailed word origin of flirtatious

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ous English (eng) (chemistry) Used in chemical nomenclature to name chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a lower oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ic. For example sulphuric acid (H2SO4) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H2SO3). See Inorganic nomenclature.. Used to form adjectives from nouns, to denote possession or [...]
flirtation English (eng) An instance of flirting.. Playing at courtship; coquetry.
flirtatious English (eng) (of a person) Having a tendency to flirt often.. Of or pertaining to flirtation.

Words with the same origin as flirtatious

Descendants of -ous
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Descendants of flirtation