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adjective 
  1. Like a pedant, overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning.
    • Winston Churchill, (On being informed that one should not end a sentence with a preposition.)
    • :That is the sort of arrant pedantry up with which I will not put.
      1. Being showy of one"s knowledge, often in a boring manner.
      2. Often used to describe a person who emphasizes his/her knowledge through the use of vocabulary; ostentatious in one"s learning.
      3. Being finicky or picky with language.
Translations: 
  • French: pédant , pédante
  • German: pedantisch
  • Spanish: cursi, manií¡tico, pedante, puntilloso

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