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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'"
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بحَذْلَقَه
pedanticky
tudálékosan
af smámunasemi
pedantsky
ukalâca

pedantically

[pɪˈdæntɪkəlɪ] ADVcon pedantería
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pedantically

advpedantisch
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pedantically

[pɪˈdæntɪkəlɪ] advpedantemente, con pedanteria
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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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The latter had only one side, and therefore -- plurally and pedantically speaking -- NO SIDES.
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.
"But I have been pedantically exact, as you call it.
"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.
This speech, pedantically delivered, probably seemed to Monsieur Roguin so fine that his hearer could not at once understand it.
There are the family of birds called gulls and terns and then there are the individual species, such as herring gulls, black-headed gulls, Arctic terms and so on, he'll patiently and pedantically explain.
And yes, I know that the "601" on the prototype is not pedantically correct.
But he tends to articulate his vision pedantically rather than with clarity, and more troubling, he seems to be a lightning rod, fairly or unfairly, for division rather than cohesion.
Referee Paul Tierney pedantically disallowing a quick free-kick - and, bizarrely, booking Kevin de Bruyne for taking it - did not help, but City struggled to rise to an occasion that saw the air filled not just with the usual protests against Mike Ashley but a hope that new signings could be on the way to make Rafa Benitez happier.
My considered reply was an articulate, "Huh?" Somewhat pedantically, as if he'd had to explain a dozen times a day, the service rep again essentially told me to go pound sand.
The first line break here ramifies a break in the syntactic order, as two sentence parts (one pedantically expert, the other colloquially rude) are yoked by violence together, establishing a hybrid discourse of scientific experimentation on animals and body modification, which is taken up later in the "foxholes dug in my face"--the additional military register of which also resonates with the "Muslim litter" being strewn pornographically over the Middle East by "capital" (figured as a common cockroach) "winged with awe / and shock" (that linguistic detritus of the Bush regime).
deterrence," but some also pedantically insist that deterrence by