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pəˈdæn tɪkpedan·tic

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  1. pedanticadjective

    Like a pedant, overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning.

    Synonyms:
    anal-retentive, nit-picky, fussy

  2. pedanticadjective

    Being showy of one’s knowledge, often in a boring manner.

    Synonyms:
    nit-picky, anal-retentive, fussy

  3. pedanticadjective

    Being finicky or fastidious, especially with language.

    Synonyms:
    fussy, nit-picky, anal-retentive

  4. pedanticadjective

    Synonyms:
    nit-picky, pedagogical, ostentatious, pretentious

  5. pedanticadjective

    Synonyms:
    nit-picky, fussy

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pedantic

    Synonyms:
    pedagogical, priggish

    Antonyms:
    unaffected, slipshod

Princeton's WordNet

  1. academic, donnish, pedanticadjective

    marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

    Synonyms:
    academic, donnish

    Antonyms:
    unscholarly

Editors Contribution

  1. overlearned

    Submitted by anonymous on August 4, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pedanticadjective

    Synonyms:
    conceited, pragmatical, vain of knowledge, ostentations of learning

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#25932pedagogical
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#42715fussy
#99755ostentatious
#302146priggish

How to use pedantic in a sentence?

  1. Unknown:

    Socrates seems to be the philosophical napkin with which the ensuing cultural thinkers of history wipe their mouths of pedantic ooze.

  2. Jerome K. Jerome:

    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.

  3. William Congreve:

    Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.

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