French translation of 'anecdotal'
1. (= 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. Dans un premier temps il ne s’agissait que de témoignages isolés.
2. (= full of anecdotes) [account, story] anecdotique
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Example Sentences Including 'anecdotal'
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BA may still be fighting its baggage system, but anecdotal reports from passengers using T5 have been positive.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Or was it one or two anecdotal reports of strong spending in recent weeks?Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The figures also confirmed anecdotal evidence that March was a bleak month for the high street and stores as shoppers stayed at home.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We have to rely instead on anecdotal evidence.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
An interest in allotments is a phenomenon in itself, and anecdotal evidence suggests that visitors to allotments go to collect practical tips.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
His evidence is purely anecdotal.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Initial anecdotal reports from the study are promising.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Other studies, some no more than anecdotal reports, suggest higher figures.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Although reliable figures are hard to come by, there is anecdotal evidence that a surprising number are choosing to return.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
At the moment reports are anecdotal and paint an incomplete picture.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The results include anecdotal but compelling evidence that officers are already becoming less inclined to take the risks needed to prevail in battle.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
There used to be anecdotal evidence of this happening but now it is becoming increasingly common.The Sun (2011)
They are, by all anecdotal accounts, suffering.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
But anecdotal evidence suggests that many PRs charge much more.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Do I then have anecdotal evidence?Times, Sunday Times (2012)
None the less throughout the ages there have been anecdotal reports of people being mysteriously healed after contact with a healer.Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)
The court disagreed since such anecdotal reports "are not evidence.Christianity Today (2000)
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British English: anecdotal ADJECTIVE
Anecdotal evidence is based on individual accounts, rather than on reliable research or statistics, and so may not be valid.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that sales have slipped.
Translation of anecdotal from the Collins English to French Dictionary