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pedantry Line breaks: ped|ant¦ry
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛd(ə)ntri/

Definition of pedantry in English:


[mass noun]
Excessive concern with minor details and rules: to object to this is not mere pedantry
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  • 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.
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