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1. also an·ec·dot·ic (-dŏt′ĭk) or an·ec·dot·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) Of, characterized by, or full of anecdotes.
2. Based on casual observations or indications rather than rigorous or scientific analysis: "There are anecdotal reports of children poisoned by hot dogs roasted over a fire of the [oleander] stems" (C. Claiborne Ray).

an′ec·dot′al·ist n.
an′ec·dot′al·ly adv.


 (ăn′ĭk-dŏt′ĭk) also an·ec·dot·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Given to telling anecdotes.
2. Variant of anecdotal..

an′ec·dot′i·cal·ly adv.


characterized by, or skilled in, telling anecdotesrelating to anecdotes
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Adj.1.anecdotical - characterized by or given to telling anecdotes; "anecdotal conversation"; "an anecdotal history of jazz"; "he was at his anecdotic best"
communicatory, communicative - able or tending to communicate; "was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"- W.M.Thackeray
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