Definition of -istic 

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

History and Etymology for -istic

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

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Dictionary Entries near -istic

isthmic

isthmoid

isthmus

-istic

Istiophoridae

Istiophorus

istle

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