meaning of anecdotal

anecdotal meaning in General Dictionary

Pertaining to or abounding with anecdotes as anecdotal conversation

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  • having the character of an anecdote
  • characterized by or given to informing anecdotes
  • related to, or abounding with, anecdotes; because, anecdotal conversation.

anecdotal meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1794, from anecdote + -al (1). Relevant: Anecdotally. Anecdotical is attested from 1744.


anecdotal meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) regarding, or abounding with, anecdotes; because, anecdotal conversation.


Sentence Examples with the word anecdotal

He overflows with anecdotes, seldom indeed gets beyond the anecdotal stage, yet from this all study of nature must begin; and he sees everywhere intelligence and beauty, love and sociality, where a later view of nature insists primarily on mere adaptation of interests or purely competitive struggles.

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