-istic

adjective suffix -is·tic \¦istik, -tēk\
variants: less commonly

-istical

\-tə̇kəl, -tēk-\

Definition of -istic

  1. :  of, relating to, or characteristic of panoistic —often in adjectives corresponding to nouns in -ism or nouns in -ist altruistic

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Origin and Etymology of -istic

-istic from Middle French & Latin & Greek; Middle French -istique, from Latin -isticus, from Greek -istikos, from -istēs -ist + -ikos -ic; -istical from Middle French -istique & Latin -isticus & Greek -istikos + English -al


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