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I'm going to try to explain the difference. Feudal refers to some well-known feudal system from historic times. Feudalistic would describe something else, which the author feels is similar to an established historic instance of feudalism. If you feel that a social system amounts to feudalism, then you could say that it is a feudalistic system.


No suffix. He is not the third Smith, but the third John. If you wish to distinguish Smith from his father, use the suffixes junior and/or senior.


Feudal also means, "Absurdly outdated or old-fashioned" while feudalistic refers exclusively to a feudal system of lords and serfdom


Yes it's correct and rather neutral, as long as the set of concepts belonging to said person really is codified: saying "that's is a Flafla2ian question" is at best ironic as no such style of asking is known. Other suffixes have a different meanings, for instance -esque is used for any resemblance, which may be a caricature.


-exia refers to a condition, a pathology in medical terms. It comes from PIE segh ( to hold or have) according to Etymonline. (pathology) forms the names of functional diseases or of conditions such as pyrexia or cachexia. -exia: condition. (Medical terminology) Cachexia (n.) "bad general state of health," 1540s, from ...


If a word ends in -exia, such as dyslexia, anorexia and pyrexia does this imply anything about the word itself? It doesn't necessarily imply something about the word. Josh61's answer (which you should read, and which I won't copy here) gives an excellent explanation of the suffix "-exia," used in the word "pyrexia" and also for some other medical ...


The word "eidetiker" has German origins It is from the German term Eidetiker. The suffix is not "-ker," nor "-tiker," but "-ik-er": an "-ik" (related to English "-ic") followed by "-er." The latter suffix here appears to function to derive a (masculine) noun referring to a person from the abstract noun "Eidetik" (in German, words ending in "-ik" are ...


GamerGate was coined when a number of journalists pointed out how toxic "gamer" culture had become, citing the harassment of women as the primary example. They pointed out that half if players are now female, and that they were of the opinion that it was time for the toxic "gamer" culture to go away. Mike's answer is incorrect. The phrase was coined in a ...


The following is meant to supplement not supplant existing answers. In general, you look at what it was in Latin; however, there are several prominent exceptions. The Etymonline entry regarding this is cribbed and abbreviated from the OED. Here’s what the OED says about these. ‑ance and ‑ence ‑ance a. Fr. ‑ance :– L. ‑ānt‑ia, ‑ēnt‑ia, ‑ent‑ia ...


"Sophism" would be the antonym, which the OED defines as: A specious but fallacious argument, either used deliberately in order to deceive or mislead, or employed as a means of displaying ingenuity in reasoning.


About a decade ago, I read a news of reporting a lot youths in U. K. made mistakes of writing 1th 2th and 3th as suffixes of dates which were embarrassing the Education Department. As to avoid such happenings in future, the educators suggested to omit the suffixes which was accepted by related department and later not only dates but also the abbreviations of ...

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