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exemplary

ex·em·pla·ry

exemplary

 
pronunciation:
ihg zem pl ri
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: deserving to be imitated or followed; commendable; admirable.
The teacher pointed out the boy's exemplary conduct to the class.
antonyms:
deplorable, nefarious
similar words:
classic
definition 2: serving as a model or guide.
an exemplary soldier
similar words:
classic, model
definition 3: serving as a typical example.
an exemplary paragraph
similar words:
classic, representative, sample, typical
definition 4: serving as a warning.
derivation: exemplariness (n.)
Word Parts
The word exemplary contains the following part:
-ary1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means like, of, related to
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The suffix -ary1 attaches to Latin roots (e.g., primary , literary ) and to nouns (e.g., cautionary , fragmentary ), forming adjectives.