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ped·ant

 (pĕd′nt)
n.
1. One who ostentatiously exhibits academic knowledge or who pays undue attention to minor details or formal rules.
2. Obsolete A schoolmaster.

[French pédant or Italian pedante (French, from Italian), possibly from Vulgar Latin *paedēns, *paedent-, present participle of *paedere, to instruct, probably from Greek paideuein, from pais, paid-, child; see pedo-2.]
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pedant

(ˈpɛdənt)
n
1. a person who relies too much on academic learning or who is concerned chiefly with insignificant detail
2. (Education) archaic a schoolmaster or teacher
[C16: via Old French from Italian pedante teacher; perhaps related to Latin paedagōgus pedagogue]
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ped•ant

(ˈpɛd nt)

n.
1. a person who makes an excessive or inappropriate display of learning.
2. a person who overemphasizes rules or details, esp. in teaching.
3. a person who adheres rigidly to book knowledge without regard to common sense.
4. Obs. a schoolmaster.
[1580–90; < Italian pedante teacher, pedant; appar. akin to pedagogue]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pedant - a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they meritpedant - a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
purist - someone who insists on great precision and correctness (especially in the use of words)
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
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pedant

noun
1. hairsplitter, quibbler, doctrinaire, literalist, sophist, nit-picker (informal), dogmatist, casuist, pettifogger We thought him a pedant and a bore.
2. scholar, academic, intellectual, scholastic, bookworm, egghead (informal), pedagogue a cloistered pedant deeply immersed in the past
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Translations
مُدَّعي العِلْم، مُتباهي في معرفَتِه
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maîur uppfullur af lærdómshrokasmámunasamur maîur
didžiuoklispedantaspedantiškaipedantiškaspedantiškumas
lielībniekspedants
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pedant

[ˈpedənt] Npedante mf
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pedant

[ˈpɛdənt] n
to be a pedant → être tatillon(ne)
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pedant

nPedant(in) m(f), → Kleinigkeitskrämer(in) m(f)
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pedant

[ˈpɛdənt] npedante m/f
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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
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