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pedantic

adjective uk   /pəˈdæn.tɪk/  us   /pedˈæn-/ disapproving
giving too much attention to formal rules or small details: They were being unnecessarily pedantic by insisting that Berry himself, and not his wife, should have made the announcement.
pedantically
adverb uk   us   /-tɪ.kəl.i/
Translations of “pedantic”
in Chinese (Traditional) 迂腐的,學究式的,書呆子氣的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 迂腐的,学究式的,书呆子气的…
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