"The facts are as follows," replied Tibby, who had at times a pedantic lucidity.
Anything that savors of the pedantic is to be strictly avoided.
Suffice to say that Bach is pedantic when compared to Mozart, and Beethoven unbeautiful.
"He related to us his whole life," rejoined she, in a pedantic tone.
In his pedantic way he began to tell her the story of Jeanne, so far as ...