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synonyms for pedantry

  • bookishness
  • dogmatism
  • exactness
  • meticulousness
  • precision
  • pretension
  • pedagogery

antonyms for pedantry

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  • imprecision
  • inaccuracy
  • inexactness
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How to use pedantry in a sentence

The dogmatism and pedantry upon which it is based are easily confuted.
AMERICAN SKETCHESCHARLES WHIBLEY
Without discretion learning is pedantry and wit impertinence; virtue itself looks like weakness.
DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN, ENGLISH AND FOREIGN SOURCESJAMES WOOD
At first, oddly enough, it was my instinct for pedantry and linguistic learning that drew me to Byron.
TRAMPING ON LIFEHARRY KEMP
Yet the accent was frankly Northern, and the diction free from any obtrusive elegance or trace of pedantry.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
Peace to thy honest spirit; for thou wert wise without vanity, learned without pedantry, and joyous without vulgarity.
PRICES OF BOOKSHENRY B. WHEATLEY
It is a mere pedantry to declare "toward" better English than "towards," "upward" than "upwards."
AMERICA TO-DAY, OBSERVATIONS AND REFLECTIONSWILLIAM ARCHER
By-the-bye, will you see that the readers have not allowed some error to creep into that solitary bit of pedantry?
GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. II (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
Dinah, attainted and convicted of pedantry, because she spoke grammatically, was nicknamed the Sappho of Saint-Satur.
PARISIANS IN THE COUNTRYHONORE DE BALZAC
The period of pedantry, of hair-splitting, of slavery to mere technicalities, came very late in Jewish history.
THE ASTRONOMY OF THE BIBLEE. WALTER MAUNDER
He was utterly without that didactic pedantry which yachting has a fatal tendency to engender in men who profess it.
THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDSERSKINE CHILDERS
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