an ostentatious and inappropriate display of learning
An excessive attention to detail or rules.
An instance of such behaviour.
I don't want to listen to your pedantries anymore.
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.
the act, character, or manners of a pedant; vain ostentation of learning
Origin: [Cf. F. pdanterie.]
The numerical value of pedantry in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of pedantry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
There are many shining qualities on the mind of man; but none so useful as discretion. It is this which gives a value to all the rest, and sets them at work in their proper places, and turns them to the advantage of their possessor. Without it, learning is pedantry; wit, impertinence; virtue itself looks like weakness; and the best parts only qualify a man to be more sprightly in errors, and active to his own prejudice. Though a man has all other perfections and wants discretion, he will be of no great consequence in the world; but if he has this single talent in perfection, and but a common share of others, he may do what he pleases in his station of life.
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