Definition of pedantic in English:

pedantic

Line breaks: pe¦dan|tic
Pronunciation: /pɪˈdantɪk
 
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adjective

Excessively concerned with minor details or rules; overscrupulous: his analyses are careful and even painstaking, but never pedantic
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  • I had the same middle parted haircut for eight years, and I was quite pedantic about this being perfect.
  • For years, pedantic scholars have crowed about the debt rock owes the blues.
  • Well you could say it's a deal of nitpicking by pedantic scientists over detail.
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pedantically

adverb
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  • Kerry makes this last ridiculous point pedantically, as if it's at the very core of what really matters.
  • So I'm watching the movie with the careful eye of one who knows the book and will be judging it pedantically.
  • ‘Let me explain,’ continued Brian, almost pedantically.

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