(comparative more pedantically, superlative most pedantically)
- In a pedantic manner.
Variant of pedant
- a person who puts unnecessary stress on minor or trivial points of learning, displaying a scholarship lacking in judgment or sense of proportion
- a narrow-minded teacher who insists on exact adherence to a set of arbitrary rules
- Obsolete a schoolmaster
Origin of pedantFrench pédant, pedant, schoolmaster ; from Italian pedante, ultimately ; from Classical Greek paidagōgos: see pedagogue