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adjective as in informal

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While it is possible that nearby wildlife, normally turned off by our noise, were now wandering into the territory of their human neighbors, the reports were mostly anecdotal.

While Google hasn’t released any LSA data, anecdotal evidence suggests these ads are performing well.

A few other anecdotal cases of reinfection have since emerged, including one from Bengaluru.

From Quartz

There is mounting anecdotal evidence that when you adjust training protocols to the specifics of female physiology, athletes perform better.

We are beginning to hear reports of delays, but this information is anecdotal right now.

From Fortune

If true—and it appears consistent with anecdotal information—about 50 regime figures have been killed this year.

He also links the racial composition of the fans to his anecdotal assessment that there are fewer fathers and sons in attendance.

The field has produced only anecdotal or other evidence that does not pass muster in the scientific community.

The “link” consists in anecdotal reports that some people think kids with autism improve on a dairy-free diet.

Charismatic superstars from the great Pelé to Beckenbauer to Maradona make illuminating anecdotal appearances.

It was Harwood's habit to spend a day in the towns he visited, gathering local color and collecting anecdotal matter.

An anecdotal volume this, with moments on the Riviera and matches played in South Africa.

There was a whiff of gunpowder exciting the atmosphere in the anecdotal part of the history known.

But a spiced incident, a notorious couple,—an anecdotal witness to the scene,—could you expect Mr. Rose Mackrell to contain it?

It is anecdotal, technical and historical, and displays the credulity of the writer in regard to the miraculous.


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On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to anecdotal, such as: unreliable, unscientific, and based on hearsay.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.