Pedantry and affectation began to take the place of boldness and strength.
His classical attainments, if not florid, were liberal, and free from pedantry.
Our society is free from pedantry; and there—no damage can result where no one's the wiser.
Once our profession becomes all absorbing it hardens into pedantry.
When he writes of ships he does not tease us with the pedantry ...