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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; ...
The Classic First Edition by H. W. Fowler
PEDANTIC HUMOUR. No essential distinction is intended between this & POLYSYLLABIC HUMOUR ; one or the other name is more appropriate to particular specimens, & the two headings are therefore useful for reference ; but they are ...
by Diana M. Goodwin
pedantic speech, egocentricity, perseveration on discussion of personal problems, paranoia, preoccupation with religion, and proneness to aggressive outbursts; sometimes called ...
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.
by Tony Thorne
A humorously pedantic version of the wellknown colloquialism. extract the urine vb British to take the piss; to mock. A mock-pedantic version of the common, more vulgar expression. eyeball1vb to look at, stare at or inspect. The expression ...
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school-masterly, pedantic. o. € djulprobe, f. bağ Godbusrećt, the Novi. ciate, Noviceship; edutroges, a scho lastic Rule; Göuirector, the Reolor or Head-Man of a public School; edu! faden, bas ...
a pedantic expression. 3 unnecessary formality. pedate /'pedcit/ biol & adj 1 footed or foot-like. 2 hot said of a leaf: with lobes radiating from one centre, the outer lobes deeply-cut, or branching into three leaflets with the outer branches forked.
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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