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or an·ec·dot·i·cal

[an-ik-dot-ik or an-ik-dot-i-kuh l]
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  1. anecdotal.
  2. fond of telling anecdotes.
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Origin of anecdotic

First recorded in 1780–90; anecdote + -ic
Related formsan·ec·dot·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • Two elements in these books are sharply contrasted, the political and the anecdotic.

    The Age of Dryden

    Richard Garnett

  • This, which is known as “Adab literature,” is anecdotic in style with much quotation of early poetry and proverb.

  • That taste for story-telling—that anecdotic habit—is quite vulgar; nobody does it now.

  • Mount Dalton and its doings were an anecdotic mine, of which they had never explored a single "shaft."

  • But as a novelist he does not seem to me to be of much importance, nor even as a tale-teller, except of the anecdotic kind.