pedant definition

  • noun:
    • one that will pay excessive attention to book-learning and formal rules.
    • One who displays a person's understanding or grant ostentatiously.
    • Obsolete A schoolmaster.
    • an instructor or schoolmaster.
    • an individual who is extremely worried about formal guidelines and insignificant things of learning.
    • A person who emphasizes his or her knowledge with the use of language.
    • A schoolmaster; a pedagogue.
    • a person who sets on an air of discovering; person who makes a vain display of discovering; a pretender to exceptional understanding.
    • A schoolmaster; a teacher; a pedagogue.
    • A person who overrates erudition, or lays an undue tension on precise familiarity with information or of trifles, when compared with larger matters or with basic concepts; in addition, a person who tends to make an undue or improper show of understanding.
    • somebody who will pay more focus on formal principles and book-learning than they merit

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