pedantic Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"pedantic" in British English

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pedanticadjective

uk   /pəˈdæn.tɪk/  us   /pedˈæn-/ disapproving
giving too much ​attention to ​formalrules or ​smalldetails: 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/
(Definition of pedantic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pedanticadjective

 us   /pɪˈdænt·ɪk/
caring too much about ​unimportantrules or ​details and not enough about ​understanding or ​appreciating a ​subject: Professor Harris had a ​narrow, pedantic ​approach to ​history that put us to ​sleep.
(Definition of pedantic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pedantic”
in Chinese (Simplified) 迂腐的,学究式的,书呆子气的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 迂腐的,學究式的,書呆子氣的…
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