Pedantic definition

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Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for academic knowledge and formal rules.

A pedantic attention to details.

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The definition of pedantic is someone who is very concerned with the details of a subject and tends to overly show off their knowledge.

An example of someone who is pedantic is a person at a party who bores everyone while talking at length about the origin and details of a particular piece of pottery.

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

  • From pedant +"Ž -ic.

    From Wiktionary