Adjective "pedantic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Excessively concerned with minor details or rules; overscrupulous.
  1. 'They would become even more bureaucratic and even more pedantic.'
  2. 'No wonder some find his music insufferably boring and pedantic.'
  3. 'For years, pedantic scholars have crowed about the debt rock owes the blues.'
  4. 'You can be too pedantic about grammar and pronunciation and you can probably tell from this that spelling is a problem for me, especially when typing.'
  5. 'At this point, the auteur's films felt fairly strained and pedantic.'
  6. 'Cricket has a reputation for its confusing, pedantic rules.'
  7. 'There's simply no way around the system: it's pedantic, laboured and mind-numbingly frustrating.'
  8. 'Long-winded sentences and pedantic phraseology have yielded place to brief reports.'
  9. 'The past few articles I have written for this site have been pedantic responses to articles written by others.'
  10. 'In order not to sound too didactic or pedantic, the lecturer added anecdotes and personal comments.'


1. ostentatious in one's learning.

2. overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, especially in teaching.

More examples(as adjective)

"americans can be pedantic about matters."

"people can be pedantic."

"ways can be pedantic."

"words can be pedantic."

"teachers can be pedantic."

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