Definitions for pedantryˈpɛd n tri

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. pedantry(noun)

    an ostentatious and inappropriate display of learning

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  1. pedantry(Noun)

    An excessive attention to detail or rules.

  2. pedantry(Noun)

    An instance of such behaviour.

    I don't want to listen to your pedantries anymore.

  3. pedantry(Noun)

    An overly ambitious display of learning.

    Winston Churchill was once informed that one should not end a sentence with a preposition. His response was, That is the sort of arrant pedantry up with which I will not put.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Pedantry(noun)

    the act, character, or manners of a pedant; vain ostentation of learning

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. pdanterie.]

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