Definition of pedantry in English:

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pedantry

Pronunciation: /ˈped(ə)ntrē/

noun

Excessive concern with minor details and rules: to object to this is not mere pedantry
More example sentences
  • To criticise animation for being too perfect may seem like pedantry and it's clear that a lot of work went into the film.
  • As a director, his perfectionism / pedantry would have tested the patience of any producer.
  • So scrupulous, and so close to perfect: that's the impression the reader is intended to glean from such exercises in pedantry.
Synonyms
dogmatism, purism, literalism, formalism;
overscrupulousness, scrupulousness, perfectionism, fastidiousness, punctiliousness, meticulousness;
captiousness, quibbling, hair-splitting, casuistry, sophistry
informal nitpicking

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Syllabification: ped·ant·ry

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