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EtymologyEdit

From pedant +‎ -ic.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: pa-dăn'tĭk, IPA(key): /pəˈdæn.tɪk/
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  • Rhymes: -æntɪk

AdjectiveEdit

pedantic (comparative more pedantic, superlative most pedantic)

  1. Like a pedant, overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning.
  2. Being showy of one’s knowledge, often in a boring manner.
  3. Being finicky or fastidious, especially with language.

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Further readingEdit

  • pedantic in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • pedantic at OneLook Dictionary Search

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