pedantic


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pe·dan·tic

 (pə-dăn′tĭk)
adj.
Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for academic knowledge and formal rules: a pedantic attention to details.

pe·dan′ti·cal·ly adv.

pedantic

(pɪˈdæntɪk)
adj
1. of, relating to, or characterized by pedantry
peˈdantically adv

pe•dan•tic

(pəˈd?n tɪk)

or pe•dan′ti•cal,



adj.
1. ostentatious in one's learning.
2. overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, esp. in teaching.
[1590–1600; pedant + -ic]
pe•dan′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pedantic - marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspectspedantic - 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"

pedantic

adjective
1. hairsplitting, particular, formal, precise, fussy, picky (informal), nit-picking (informal), punctilious, priggish, pedagogic, anal retentive, overnice all his pedantic quibbles about grammar
2. academic, pompous, schoolmasterly, stilted, erudite, scholastic, didactic, bookish, abstruse, donnish, sententious His lecture was pedantic and uninteresting.
Translations

pedantic

[pɪˈdæntɪk] ADJpedante

pedantic

[pɪˈdæntɪk] adjtatillon(ne)

pedantic

adjpedantisch; to be pedantic about somethingin Bezug auf etw (acc)pedantisch sein

pedantic

[pɪˈdæntɪk] adjpedante, pedantesco/a
References in classic literature ?
He is never pedantic, and, for all his close adherence to broad principles, he is ready to admit that no two ships can be treated exactly alike.
He was continually traveling through the three provinces entrusted to him, was pedantic in the fulfillment of his duties, severe to cruelty with his subordinates, and went into everything down to the minutest details himself.
Roe Lockwood & Son, New York, for my Spanish books, and I dare say that my letters were sufficiently pedantic, and filled with a simulated acquaintance with all Spanish literature.