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Synonyms for pedantic
pəˈdæn tɪkpedan·tic

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  1. pedanticadjective

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

    anal-retentive, nit-picky, fussy

  2. pedanticadjective

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

    nit-picky, anal-retentive, fussy

  3. pedanticadjective

    Being finicky or fastidious, especially with language.

    fussy, nit-picky, anal-retentive

  4. pedanticadjective

    nit-picky, pedagogical, ostentatious, pretentious

  5. pedanticadjective

    nit-picky, fussy

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pedantic

    pedagogical, priggish

    unaffected, slipshod

Princeton's WordNet

  1. academic, donnish, pedanticadjective

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

    academic, donnish


Editors Contribution

  1. overlearned

    Submitted by anonymous on August 4, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pedanticadjective

    conceited, pragmatical, vain of knowledge, ostentations of learning

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  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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