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1. pedantic

adjective. ['pəˈdæntɪk'] marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects.

Synonyms

  • scholarly
  • donnish

Antonyms

  • applied
  • nonintellectual
  • uncritical

Etymology

  • -ic (English)
  • -ique (French)
  • pedant (English)
  • pedant (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Rhymes with Pedantic

  • transatlantic
  • bankatlantic
  • sycophantic
  • midlantic
  • semantic
  • romantic
  • gigantic
  • atlantic
  • frantic

Sentences with pedantic


1. Adjective
Explain why each product should be used, doing your best not to sound pedantic.

Quotes about pedantic


1. For an author to write as he speaks is just as reprehensible as the opposite fault, to speak as he writes; for this gives a pedantic effect to what he says, and at the same time makes him hardly intelligible
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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