Definition of -istic

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

Origin and Etymology of -istic

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


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