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Pedantic (showing off learning) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's absolutely essential words for the GRE, which includes 300 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.
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Definition of the adjective pedantic
What does pedantic mean as an attribute of a noun?
- marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
- examples: German punctuation is pedantic, English punctuation is chaotic, and for Esperanto Dr. Zamenhof suggested we look towards our mother tongue as a guideline. Go figure! | You are pedantic. | Tom's boss was a pedantic micro manager, who had to check every single thing Tom did.
- synonyms of pedantic: academic / donnish
- similar: scholarly
Alternative definition of the adjective pedantic
- Like a pedant, overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning.
- Being showy of one’s knowledge, often in a boring manner.
- Being finicky or fastidious with language.
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by Joshua Frederick Denham
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Verbal Advantage (2009)
Ten Easy Steps to a Powerful Vocabulary by Charles Harrington Elster
” The adjective pedantic means absurdly learned; scholarly in an ostentatious way; ...
by Henry Watson Fowler
See Pedantic humour. Erin. See Sobriquets. Eros. We talk erotics more than we did, & there is an Eros that most Londoners have seen ; so the name has a future before it, ft its pronunciation matters. The Greek word, in English mouths, is é'roz ...
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)
pedantic (pe-dan' tik), a.
by Dale Erwin, Tessa Fedele
pedantic know-it-all who wants to be boss. See also mastressa. mastuggiòrgio n.m. nurse in a psychiatric hospital; (fig.) person of authority, castigator.
Mongolian English Dictionary (2013)
Scholar, - M2prom scholars HOM-IVIPXOT proud of one's knowledge, book ish, pedantic HOMüVIPXOJI pedantry HOMHMPXOX to air one's knowledge, to be pedantic HOM'IVIPXyy (see HOMIMpxor) HOOTIBOP quotient (arith.) HOOTIOJI ...
Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)
by Murali Mohan Hundigam
Overprecise—dogmatic, pedantic, scholastic Overreacting and seeking confrontation—gung ho, triggerhappy Oversentimental—sappy, mawkish Overserious—earnest Oversight—lapse Over the moon—ecstatic, euphoric, delighted, elated, ...
by Bryan A. Garner
Occasionally, writers avoid the strictly correct form merely to avoid seeming pedantic. One trying for a natural tone might understandably shrink from / in this example: "There are now so many casinos in the Upper Midwest that somebody has ...
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Scrabble value of P3E1D2A1N1T1I1C3
The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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