-istic

-istic

suffix forming adjectives
equivalent to a combination of -ist and -ic but in some words having a less specific or literal application and sometimes a mildly pejorative force, as compared with corresponding adjectives ending in -ist: communistic; impressionistic.
[from Latin -isticus, from Greek istikos]

-istic

a suffix having some of the meanings of -ic ( characteristic; futuristic; simplistic), often forming adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -ist or -ism (antagonistic; artistic; linguistic; realistic).
[(< French -istique) < Latin -isticus < Greek -istikos]
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