HyperDic: pedantic

English > 1 sense of the word pedantic:
ADJECTIVEallpedantic, academic, donnishmarked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
pedantic > pronunciation
Soundspahdae'ntihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > pedantic: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects.
Synonymsacademic, donnish
Broaderscholarlycharacteristic of scholars or scholarship
Spanishpedante
Catalanpedant
Nounspedanta person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
pedantryan ostentatious and inappropriate display of learning
Adverbspedanticallyin a pedantic manner

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