- similar to, sort of, -like, resembling, in the nature of. Added to a word to form an adjective.
Member of the -dad/-ded suffix cluster.
- -dad is added to back vowel words
- -ded is added to front vowel words
- Used in forming a noun to represent the property corresponding to an adjective; -ity.
The bare form -dad only comes after the letters l or n. Adjectives ending in -io and two syllable adjectives take the form -edad. Adjective ending in -ble take the form -bilidad. Adjectives with three or more syllables take the -idad form.