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essayistic

[es-ey-is-tik] /ˌɛs eɪˈɪs tɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or like an essay, especially in style, format, or organization and often in reflecting a more personal approach than a treatise, thesis, or the like.
2.
resembling formal exposition.
3.
expository; discursive; explanatory.
Origin of essayistic
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; essay + -istic
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