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pedantic

Synonyms of pedantic in English:

adjective

  • 1 a pedantic interpretation of the rules
    overscrupulous, scrupulous, precise, exact, over-exacting, perfectionist, precisionist, punctilious, meticulous, fussy, fastidious, finical, finicky;
    informal nitpicking, pernickety
    archaic overnice
  • 2 pedantic words like ‘irriguous’
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