Definitions for pedanticpəˈdæn tɪk

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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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Congreve:

    Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.

  2. Unknown:

    Socrates seems to be the philosophical napkin with which the ensuing cultural thinkers of history wipe their mouths of pedantic ooze.

  3. Jerome K. Jerome:

    Some people are under the impression that all that is required to make a good fisherman is the ability to tell lies easily and without blushing; but this is a mistake. Mere bald fabrication is useless; the veriest tyro can manage that. 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.

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