1. pedant

noun. a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit.


  • scholastic
  • scholarly person
  • bookman
  • purist
  • scholar
  • bookworm


  • pedant (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Sentences with pedant

1. Noun, singular or mass
Instead of the simple pedant and stud earrings that you might wear with your jumpsuit during the day, opt for bold statement jewelry that helps give it a dressed-up look.

2. Adjective
Even a simple pedant necklace can work well, although you may prefer to skip the necklace and wear big, bold earrings instead.