pedantry definition

  • noun:
    • Pedantic awareness of information or guidelines.
    • An instance of pedantic behavior.
    • The habit of mind or manner attribute of a pedant.
    • An excessive focus on detail or principles.
    • An instance of such behavior.
    • An overly ambitious screen of understanding.
    • The act, character, or manners of a pedant; vain ostentation of discovering.
    • The manners, acts, or personality of a pedant; the overrating of simple understanding, particularly of issues of discovering that are truly of minor importance; in addition, ostentatious or inappropriate show of discovering.
    • Undue obsession with the types of a certain occupation, or of somebody distinct life.
    • an ostentatious and unsuitable show of learning

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