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- pedantick (obsolete)
- Like a pedant, overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning.
- Being showy of one’s knowledge, often in a boring manner.
- Being finicky or fastidious, especially with language.
- "On the contrary, the fall was perfectly safe; it was the impact with the ground that killed him".
- (like a pedant): (informal, derogatory) anal-retentive, fussy, nit-picky
- (knowledge-peacock): (sometimes applicable) nit-picky, ostentatious, pedagogical, pretentious
- (linguistically affected): fussy, nit-picky
- See also Wikisaurus:fastidious
like a pedant
being showy of one's knowledge
being finicky with language
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- pedantic in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- pedantic at OneLook Dictionary Search