academic, donnish, pedantic(adj)
marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
Like a pedant, overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning.
Being showy of oneu2019s knowledge, often in a boring manner.
Being finicky or fastidious, especially with language.
alt. of Pedantical
The numerical value of pedantic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of pedantic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.
Socrates seems to be the philosophical napkin with which the ensuing cultural thinkers of history wipe their mouths of pedantic ooze.
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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