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pedantical

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It took at least five minutes before the wearisome, pedantical fellow had finished his arrangements and preparations.

I do not think that success will come by a pedantical insistence upon correctness in form without regard to the sense.

There remain two appendices touching the tradition of knowledge, the one critical, the other pedantical.

WORD ORIGIN

formed in English c.1600, from pedant + -ic. The French equivalent is pédantesque. Perhaps first attested in John Donne's "Sunne Rising," where he bids the morning sun let his love and him linger in bed, telling it, "Sawcy pedantique wretch, goe chide Late schooleboyes." Related: Pedantical (1580s); pedantically.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PEDANTICAL

didactical

adjectiveinstructive
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  • homiletic
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  • lecturelike
  • moralizing
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  • pedantical
  • preachy
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