HyperDic: pedant

English > 1 sense of the word pedant:
NOUNperson pedant, bookworm, scholastica person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
English > pedant: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit.
Synonymsbookworm, scholastic
Narrowerpuristsomeone who insists on great precision and correctness (especially in the use of words)
Broaderscholar, scholarly person, bookman, studentA learned person (especially in the humanities)
Spanishescolástico, pedante
Catalanescolàstic, pedant
Adjectivespedanticmarked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

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