adjective an·ec·dot·al \ˌa-nik-ˈdō-təl\

Definition of anecdotal

  1. 1 :  based on or consisting of reports or observations of usually unscientific observers anecdotal evidence health benefits that may be more anecdotal than factual

  2. 2a :  of, relating to, or consisting of anecdotes an anecdotal biographyb :  given to or skilled in telling anecdotes anecdotic 2 my anecdotal uncle

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or being the depiction of a scene suggesting a story anecdotal details


play \-təl-ē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of anecdotal

see anecdote

First Known Use: 1747

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