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lusory

adj.

1650s, from Latin lusorius "belonging to a player," from lusor "player," from stem of ludere "to play" (see ludicrous). Related: Lusorious.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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Historical Examples

  • Baker, in his early days, had unluckily published a volume of lusory poems.

    Calamities and Quarrels of Authors

    Isaac Disraeli

  • Serviceability for these lusory institutions requires sedulous training or breeding.