Pertaining to or abounding with anecdotes as anecdotal conversation
- having the character of an anecdote
- characterized by or given to informing anecdotes
- related to, or abounding with, anecdotes; because, anecdotal conversation.
1794, from anecdote + -al (1). Relevant: Anecdotally. Anecdotical is attested from 1744.
(a.) regarding, or abounding with, anecdotes; because, anecdotal conversation.
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.