-himoinen

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

himo +‎ -inen

Adjective[edit]

-himoinen  (comparative -himoisempi, superlative -himoisin)

  1. Having a lust, desire or craving for.
    kosto (revenge) → kostonhimoinen (revengeful, vindictive)
    kunnia (honour) → kunnianhimoinen (ambitious)
    murha (murder) → murhanhimoinen (homicidal, murderous)
    nautinto (pleasure) → nautinnonhimoinen (self-indulgent)
    peli (game) → pelihimoinen (addicted to gambling)
    raha (money) → rahanhimoinen (greedy, extortionate)
    saalis (prey, booty) → saaliinhimoinen (voracious, rapacious)
    valta (power) → vallanhimoinen (greedy for power)
    veri (blood) → verenhimoinen (bloodthirsty)
    viina (spirit) → viinanhimoinen (addicted to alcohol)
    voitto (profit) → voitonhimoinen (mercenary, venal)

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Usage notes[edit]

Most words formed using this suffix have negative connotations.