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pedantnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈped.ənt/ disapproving
a ​person who is too ​interested in ​formalrules and ​smalldetails that are not ​important
noun [U] uk   us   /-ən.tri/
There was a ​hint of pedantry in his ​elegantstyle of ​speaking.
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