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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
of, relating to, or characterized by pedantry. Also (obsolete): pedantical
peˈdantically adv

pe•dan•tic

(pəˈdæn 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.

pedantic

adjective
Characterized by a narrow concern for book learning and formal rules, without knowledge or experience of practical matters:
Translations
شَديد التَّحَذْلُق
pedantickýpedantskýslovíčkářský
kirjaimellinenpedanttinenpikkumainenpikkutarkkarikkiviisas
tudálékos
smámunasamur
pedantský
kuralcımızmız

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

pedant

(ˈpedənt) noun
1. a person who makes a great show of his knowledge.
2. a person who attaches too much importance to minor details.
peˈdantic (-ˈdӕn-) adjective
peˈdantically adverb
ˈpedantry noun
References in classic literature ?
The young man was of a pedantic turn of mind and she felt at once he would not do for her purpose.
This German Socialism, which took its schoolboy task so seriously and solemnly, and extolled its poor stock-in-trade in such mountebank fashion, meanwhile gradually lost its pedantic innocence.
Mary had neither genius nor taste; and though vanity had given her application, it had given her likewise a pedantic air and conceited manner, which would have injured a higher degree of excellence than she had reached.
The Magnalia is a strange, pedantic history, in which true events and real personages move before the reader with the dreamy aspect which they wore in Cotton Mather's singular mind.
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.
The first-fruits of our labors," said Challenger in his booming, pedantic fashion.
LIZA [speaking with pedantic correctness of pronunciation and great beauty of tone] How do you do, Mrs.
And natural," repeated Lebedeff with pedantic obstinacy.
It was rare that a bicycle started out from their hands in a state of pedantic efficiency.
It is in the circumstantial detail, the embellishing touches of probability, the general air of scrupulous - almost of pedantic - veracity, that the experienced angler is seen.
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.
I think of you as the most beautiful, the truest thing in the world," he continued, filled with a sense of exaltation, and feeling that he had no need now to choose his words with pedantic accuracy, for what he wanted to say was suddenly become plain to him.