suspenseful etymology

English word suspenseful comes from English -ful, English suspense

Detailed word origin of suspenseful

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ful English (eng) Used to form adjectives from nouns. Full of, tending to, or thoroughly possessing the quality expressed by the noun.. Used to form nouns from nouns meaning “as much as can be held by what is denoted by the noun”. Used to form nouns indicating a great deal of the quantity expressed by the noun.
suspense English (eng) (legal) A temporary cessation of one's right; suspension, as when the rent or other profits of land cease by unity of possession of land and rent.. The condition of being suspended; cessation for a time.. The unpleasant emotion of anxiety or apprehension in an uncertain situation.. The pleasurable emotion of anticipation and excitement regarding the outcome or climax of a book, film etc. [...]
suspenseful English (eng) Inducing suspense.

Words with the same origin as suspenseful

Descendants of -ful
colorful delightful disgraceful doubtful graceful grateful hateful helpful hopeful hurtful joyful meaningful merciful painful peaceful resourceful respectful rightful stressful successful thankful truthful useful youthful