Definitions for pedanticpəˈdæn tɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pe•dan•ticpəˈdæn tɪk(adj.)

orpe•dan′ti•cal,

  1. ostentatious in one's learning.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, esp. in teaching.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of pedantic:

1590–1600; pedant+ -ic

pe•dan′ti•cal•ly

Princeton's WordNet

  1. academic, donnish, pedantic(adj)

    marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

Wiktionary

  1. pedantic(Adjective)

    Like a pedant, overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning.

  2. pedantic(Adjective)

    Being showy of oneu2019s knowledge, often in a boring manner.

  3. pedantic(Adjective)

    Being finicky or fastidious, especially with language.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pedantic(adj)

    alt. of Pedantical


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