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pedanticism

[puh-dan-tuh-siz-uh m] /pəˈdæn təˌsɪz əm/
noun
1.
Also, pedantism
[ped-n-tiz-uh m] /ˈpɛd nˌtɪz əm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of pedanticism
1840-1850
1840-50; pedantic + -ism
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  • They are often timorous and apprehensive, and prone to pedantism.

    Why Worry? George Lincoln Walton, M.D.
  • Now began the native spleen of Oceana to be much purged, and men not to affect sullenness and pedantism.

    The Commonwealth of Oceana James Harrington
Word Origin and History for pedantism

pedanticism

n.

19c., from pedantic + -ism. Earlier was pedantism (1590s).

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