-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 that people obey all orders without question.

  • riparian

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

  • Christian

    characteristic of the teachings of Jesus Christ

  • Italian

    characteristic of something or someone from Italy

  • Parisian

    characteristic of something or someone from Paris

  • barbarian

    without civilizing influences

  • equestrian

    of or relating to or composed of knights

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