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-ridden

suffix uk   us   /-rɪd.ən/
full of something unpleasant or bad: It is a superstition-ridden community. She was guilt-ridden when she discovered that the business had failed because of her.
Translations of “-ridden”
in Vietnamese hậu tố “đầy” điều tiêu cực…
in Spanish Lleno de..…
in Thai เต็มไปด้วย…
in Malaysian penuh…
in Chinese (Traditional) 充滿…的, 滿是…的…
in Indonesian ditumpangi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 充满…的, 满是…的…
(Definition of -ridden suffix from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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