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Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for academic knowledge and formal rules: a pedantic attention to details.
1. of, relating to, or characterized by pedantry
1. ostentatious in one's learning.
2. overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, esp. in teaching.
|Adj.||1.||pedantic - marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects|
scholarly - characteristic of scholars or scholarship; "scholarly pursuits"; "a scholarly treatise"; "a scholarly attitude"
1. hairsplitting, particular, formal, precise, fussy, picky (informal), nit-picking (informal), punctilious, priggish, pedagogic, anal retentive, overnice all his pedantic quibbles about grammar