essayistic

adjective es·say·is·tic \ ˌe-(ˌ)sā-ˈi-stik \
Updated on: 1 Apr 2018

Definition of essayistic

1 : of or relating to an essay or an essayist
2 : resembling an essay in quality or character

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1862


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