anecdotal


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an·ec·dot·al

 (ăn′ĭk-dōt′l)
adj.
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.

anecdotal

(ˌænɛkˈdəʊtəl)
adj
containing or consisting exclusively of anecdotes rather than connected discourse or research conducted under controlled conditions

an•ec•do•tal

(ˈæn ɪkˌdoʊt l, ˌæn ɪkˈdoʊt l)

adj.
1. pertaining to, resembling, or containing anecdotes.
2. based on incidental observations or reports rather than systematic evaluation.
[1830–40]
an`ec•do′tal•ism, n.
an`ec•do′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anecdotal - having the character of an anecdote; "anecdotal evidence"
2.anecdotal - 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

anecdotal

adjective unreliable, untrustworthy, based on rumour countless anecdotal reports
Translations

anecdotal

[ˌænɪkˈdəʊtəl] ADJanecdótico

anecdotal

[ˌænɪkˈdəʊtəl] adj
(= based on individual accounts) anecdotal evidence → témoignages m
There is anecdotal evidence that fewer trainees are being offered jobs once they qualify → Les témoignages rapportent que de moins en moins de stagiaires se voient offrir un emploi au terme de leur formation.
At first, the evidence was mainly anecdotal
BUT Dans un premier temps il ne s'agissait que de témoignages isolés.
(= full of anecdotes) [account, story] → anecdotique

anecdotal

anecdotal

[ænɪkˈdəʊtl] adjaneddotico/a
References in classic literature ?
Sabin more entertaining, had never more appreciated his rare gift of effortless and anecdotal conversation.
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But The Inner Work of Leaders takes a fascinating, anecdotal look at how respected leaders think and act -- and inspire those around them.
There is no shortage of anecdotal claims of success.
Anecdotal reports suggested a mixed picture in nonresidential real estate markets.
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Rivlin, a longtime observer of Chicago's political scene, has a punchy, anecdotal style.
More than mere war stories, however, these anecdotal memoirs strip all of the supposed glory from close-in ground combat and show it in all of its filth, grief, and abject terror.
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The author also presents a wealth of anecdotal evidence.
I'm curious about the word anecdotal, as in anecdotal evidence.
The Commons Defence Committee said there was "strong anecdotal evidence" that stringent conditions laid down by the manufacturers for issuing Lariam had been ignored by the armed forces.