: of, relating to, or characteristic of
coloristic
futuristic
often in adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -ism or -ist
altruistic
holistic

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Greek -istikos, from -istēs -ist entry 1 + -ikos -ic entry 1

Dictionary Entries Near -istic

Cite this Entry

“-istic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-istic. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

-istic

adjective suffix
-is·​tic
ˈis-tik
variants or -istical
ˈis-ti-kəl
: of, relating to, or characteristic of
Etymology

derived from Greek -istikos (adjective suffix), from -istēs (noun suffix) "-ist"

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