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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Someone who pays too much attention to rules or to small unimportant details, especially someone who criticizes other people in an extremely annoying way.

Usage examples (32)
  • Others thought he was a pedant because of his attention to detail.
  • In Shakespeare's day, a pedant was a male schoolteacher.
  • I might likewise mention the law pedant, that is perpetually putting eases, repeating the transactions of Westminster
  • My inner pedant is clearly out of hand today. for more
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