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noun as in sophistry

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The rumble at Hofstra was thrilling—a heady blend of testosterone and pedantry.

Seldom can testosterone and pedantry have come together in an American political debate in such electrifying marriage.

The dogmatism and pedantry upon which it is based are easily confuted.

Without discretion learning is pedantry and wit impertinence; virtue itself looks like weakness.

At first, oddly enough, it was my instinct for pedantry and linguistic learning that drew me to Byron.

Yet the accent was frankly Northern, and the diction free from any obtrusive elegance or trace of pedantry.

Peace to thy honest spirit; for thou wert wise without vanity, learned without pedantry, and joyous without vulgarity.


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On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pedantry, such as: bookishness, dogmatism, exactness, meticulousness, precision, and pretension.

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