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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.
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Adv.1.pedantically - in a pedantic manner; "these interpretations are called `schemas' or, more pedantically, `schemata'"
Translations
بحَذْلَقَه
pedanticky
tudálékosan
af smámunasemi
pedantsky
ukalâca

pedantically

[pɪˈdæntɪkəlɪ] ADVcon pedantería

pedantically

advpedantisch

pedantically

[pɪˈdæntɪkəlɪ] advpedantemente, con pedanteria

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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The latter had only one side, and therefore -- plurally and pedantically speaking -- NO SIDES.
But I have been pedantically exact, as you call it.
This speech, pedantically delivered, probably seemed to Monsieur Roguin so fine that his hearer could not at once understand it.
Perhaps it need not be done so pedantically, thought Nicholas, or even done at all, but this untiring, continual spiritual effort of which the sole aim was the children's moral welfare delighted him.
In ancient Greece," she began pedantically, "a man was judged a good citizen who built houses, planted trees--" She did not complete the quotation, but drew the conclusion hurriedly.
The second Carrie largely coasts along, pedantically imitating the first film in modern dress.
The result was that, during the period in question [1554-1637], the examination of the prisoner, which is at present scrupulously, and I think even pedantically, avoided, was the very essence of the trial, and his answers regulated the production of the evidence.
Pedantically you'd note how Saul appears to carry two pairs of glasses with him, and on top of that Aileen's suicide is incredibly contrived.
280) whose virginity he then denies; (3) and Jack Willis as Don Armado, a dashing Don Quixote wannabe in his billowing cape, feathered hat, leather boots, sword, and leather vest, pontificated pedantically upon love with such sweet volubility that surely the simplicity of man to hearken after the flesh would doom the four preppies hidden inside their makeshift stockade.
Edmund misses the chance to respond with the perfect correction, "You will always be important to me," and instead pedantically corrects Fanny's use of language.
Within At Swim itself we can think of the italicized headings that pedantically puncture the text with information: