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illusory

il·lu·so·ry

illusory

 
pronunciation:
ih lu s ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition: causing or being an illusion or illusions; unreal or deceptive.
His success was only illusory.illusory imaginings
antonyms:
factual, genuine, real
similar words:
airy, deceptive, imaginary, phantom
Word Parts
The word illusory contains the following part:
-ory, -atory2 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means serving to, pertaining to
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The suffix -ory , -atory2 attaches to Latin verb roots to form adjectives. Adjectives ending in "-atory " tend to have corresponding verbs ending in "-ate" (congratulatory: congratulate).