un pedantical

pedantic

[puh-dan-tik]
adjective
1.
ostentatious in one's learning.
2.
overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, especially in teaching.
Also, pedantical.


Origin:
1590–1600; pedant + -ic

pedantically, adverb
pedanticalness, noun
semipedantic, adjective
semipedantical, adjective
semipedantically, adverb
unpedantic, adjective
unpedantical, adjective


2. didactic, doctrinaire.
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pedantic (pɪˈdæntɪk)
 
adj
of, relating to, or characterized by pedantry
 
pe'dantically
 
adv

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pedantic
formed in English c.1600, from pedant (q.v.) + -ic. The Fr. equivalent is pédantesque. Perhaps first attested in John Donne's "Sunne Rising," where he bids the morning sun let his love and him linger in bed, telling it, "Sawcy pedantique wretch, goe chide Late schooleboyes."
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