pedantic

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From pedant +‎ -ic.

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pedantic (comparative more pedantic, superlative most pedantic)

  1. Like a pedant, overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning.
  2. Being showy of one’s knowledge, often in a boring manner.
  3. 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".

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  • pedantic in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • pedantic at OneLook Dictionary Search

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