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pedantry

ped·ant·ry

pedantry

 
 
pronunciation:
pe dn tri
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: pedantries
definition: the act or practice, or an instance, of flaunting one's learnedness or of being overly insistent on scholarly formalities or details.
Everyone was impressed with his vast knowledge, but his pedantry alienated people who might have become his friends.
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