-ian

characteristic of

Usage

  • stygian

    A stygian place is extremely and unpleasantly dark, gloomy, and frightening.

  • draconian

    Draconian rules and laws are extremely strict and harsh.

  • stentorian

    A stentorian voice is extremely loud and strong.

  • plebeian

    Something that is plebeian is common, ordinary, and unsophisticated.

  • authoritarian

    An authoritarian system, such as a government or military school, demands obedience from its subjects and allows them no individual say.

  • riparian

    The adjective riparian refers or relates to the bank of a river or other natural waterway.

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