a suffix having some of the meanings of -ic
characteristic; futuristic; simplistic[/ex]
often forming adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -ist or -ism (antagonistic; artistic; linguistic; realistic).
Etymology: (< F -istique) < L -isticus < Gk -istikos

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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