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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.Wanting everything to be right
pedantically
adverb uk   /-tɪ.kəl.i/ us  
Wanting everything to be right
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