Definitions for -ite
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a suffix denoting one of a party, a sympathizer with or adherent of, and the like, and frequently used in ridicule; as, a Millerite; a Benthamite
a suffix used in naming minerals; as, chlorite, from its characteristic green color; barite, from its heaviness; graphite, from its use in writing
a suffix used to denote the salts formed from those acids whose names end in -ous; as, sulphite, from sulphurous; nitrite, from nitrous acid, etc
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They spray-painted (Shi’ite) on the gate to alert the other militia groups.
Abadi is caught between two fires: the Sunni hardliners and the Shi'ite hardliners.
Actually, I think this is partly about Shi'ite terrorism, because nobody is putting any effort into fighting that.
It has no sectarian dimension. It only has a security dimension: to protect the people, Sunni and Shi'ite alike, from the destruction of Daesh.
With Iran, it's an issue of religion, of Shi'ite expansionism, but for Russia it's about geopolitics and interests, so we can talk to the Russians.
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