Definition of “pedantic” - English Dictionary

“pedantic” in British English

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pedanticadjective

uk /pəˈdæn.tɪk/ us /pedˈæn.tɪk/ disapproving

(Definition of “pedantic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“pedantic” in American English

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pedanticadjective

us /pɪˈdænt·ɪk/

caring too much about unimportant rules 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)