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English definition of “pedant”

pedant

noun [C] uk   /ˈped.ənt/ disapproving us  
a person who is too interested in formal rules and small details that are not importantWanting everything to be right
pedantry
noun [U] uk   /-ən.tri/ us  
There was a hint of pedantry in his elegant style of speaking.Wanting everything to be right
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