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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 ?
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Indeed he was more pedantic than I can represent him, and placed more scraps of Latin in his speech; but it was all uttered with a fine geniality of eye and manner which went far to conquer my distrust.
Polyglot, of unknown parentage, of indefinite nationality, anarchist, with a pedantic and ferocious temperament, and an amazingly inflammatory capacity for invective, he was a power in the background, this violent pamphleteer clamouring for revolutionary justice, this Julius Laspara, editor of the
Bar, with his little insinuating jury droop, and fingering his persuasive double eye-glass, hoped he might be excused if he mentioned to one of the greatest converters of the root of all evil into the root of all good, who had for a long time reflected a shining lustre on the annals even of our commercial country--if he mentioned, disinterestedly, and as, what we lawyers called in our pedantic way, amicus curiae, a fact that had come by accident within his knowledge.
The first-fruits of our labors," said Challenger in his booming, pedantic fashion.