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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An ostentatious and inappropriate display of learning.

Usage examples (33)
  • This form of pedantry is a favorite of the far right, for some reason.
  • So, thank goodness for the modest, the didactic, the people who secretly revel in pedantry and exactitude.
  • Pedant - first rule of pedantry is to make sure that your post is perfect and to understand that the spellchecker is, like us all, fallible.
  • I distinguish this from my pedantry, which is the best sort of pedantry. for more
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