Meaning of -ANT in English

-ANT

■ suffix

1》 (forming adjectives) denoting attribution of an action or state: arrogant.

2》 (forming nouns) denoting an agent: deodorant.

Origin

from Fr. or L. pres. participial verb stems (see also -ent ).

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