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synonyms for pedantic

  • abstruse
  • pompous
  • stilted
  • academic
  • arid
  • didactic
  • doctrinaire
  • donnish
  • dry
  • dull
  • egotistic
  • erudite
  • formal
  • fussy
  • hairsplitting
  • learned
  • nit-picking
  • ostentatious
  • overnice
  • particular
  • pedagogic
  • priggish
  • punctilious
  • scholastic
  • schoolish
  • sententious
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antonyms for pedantic

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  • plain
  • simple
  • imprecise
  • informal
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How to use pedantic in a sentence

Pedantic, unimaginative and presumptuous, Theobald was the logical choice for a Dunce King in 1728.
A LETTER FROM MR. CIBBER TO MR. POPECOLLEY CIBBER
A pedantic fellow called for a bottle of hock at a tavern, which the waiter, not hearing distinctly, asked him to repeat.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
He is no longer pedantic; he no longer makes vulgar allusions, but only fears that they might be made.
SAMUEL RICHARDSON'S INTRODUCTION TO PAMELASAMUEL RICHARDSON
The ages in which they flourished attached no value to pedantic displays of learning paraded in foot-notes.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
There was Sir James Smith, the botanist, made much of and really not pedantic and vulgar like the rest, but weak and irritable.
EAST ANGLIAJ. EWING RITCHIE
I do not like to be made game of, because I am aware that I am naturally pedantic.
PAUL PATOFFF. MARION CRAWFORD
He is, upon the whole, a very worthy man, though rather pedantic in his way.
THE SHEEPFOLD AND THE COMMON, VOL. II (OF 2)TIMOTHY EAST
It is due to two causes—the natural development of the language, and the pedantic interference of the learned.
THE SOUNDS OF SPOKEN ENGLISHWALTER RIPPMANN
Upon which another character concludes the play with a pedantic definition of the word “gentleman,” and morality is satisfied.
THE ENGLISH STAGEAUGUSTIN FILON
He had a thirst for knowledge, of which he possessed not a little, but was somewhat pedantic.
THE CONFESSIONS OF J. J. ROUSSEAU, COMPLETEJEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU
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WORDS RELATED TO PEDANTIC

  • book-learned
  • bookish
  • college
  • collegiate
  • erudite
  • intellectual
  • learned
  • pedantic
  • scholarly
  • scholastic
  • studious
  • university
  • academic
  • advisory
  • donnish
  • edifying
  • enlightening
  • exhortative
  • expository
  • homiletic
  • hortative
  • instructive
  • moral
  • moralizing
  • pedagogic
  • pedantic
  • preachy
  • preceptive
  • schoolmasterist
  • sermonic
  • teacherish
  • teacherly
  • teachy
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