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pedant

ped·ant

pedant

 
pronunciation:
pe dnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who makes an excessive or offensive display of learnedness.
Even her family considers her somewhat of a pedant with a need to expound on every subject.
definition 2: one who insists on an overly formal or detailed approach to scholarship.
Our Latin teacher was a pedant, who exacted perfection from us in the form of flawless translations.
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derivations: pedantic (adj.), pedantically (adv.)