lusory

adjective

lu·​so·​ry
ˈlüs(ə)rē,
-üz-,
-ri
archaic
1
: used in play
2
: composed in a playful style

Word History

Etymology

Latin lusorius, from lusus (past participle of ludere to play) + -orius -ory

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“Lusory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lusory. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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