anecdotal /ˌanɪkˈdəʊtl/


I. adjective

1. (of an account) not necessarily true or reliable, because based on personal accounts rather than facts or research

while there was much anecdotal evidence there was little hard fact.
2. characterized by or fond of telling anecdotes

her book is anecdotal and chatty.
3. (of a painting) depicting small narrative incidents.

nineteenth century French anecdotal paintings.
II. derivatives

1. anecdotalist

2. anecdotally

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