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Deletion debate[edit]

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-proof[edit]

As above. DCDuring TALK 23:23, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

I don't feel all that strongly, but I'd keep it. I don't see what definition we can add at proof that would cover it. Not an attestable definition anyway. Mglovesfun (talk) 23:28, 4 August 2010 (UTC)
Delete. It's covered by the Adjective, sense 2. These are compound words, not suffixed. Ƿidsiþ 14:51, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
Kept for no consensus.--Jusjih 09:38, 13 September 2011 (UTC)


RFD discussion: February–September 2017[edit]

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This has been RFD before, but didn't attract much attention [1]. Not listed as a suffix in Oxford Online, but it is in Cambridge [2]. I think it should be discussed further. DonnanZ (talk) 12:24, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

  • Keep using the lemming heuristic: -proof at OneLook Dictionary Search shows this is in Collins[3], Macmillan[4] and dictionary.com[5] (where it says "Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017"). To me, it intuitively feels as a suffix or a combining form, yet the argument that this is in fact proof - adjective - "Firm or successful in resisting" as in "proof against harm", has some force. The intuition may stem from -proof being used in commonly used words like waterproof and bulletproof while the separate adjectival use of "proof" may be relatively rare. --Dan Polansky (talk) 07:17, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
  • RFD kept: one pro-deletion vote does not consensus make. Please post your deletes before archiving to revert the result. --Dan Polansky (talk) 09:38, 3 September 2017 (UTC)