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English definition of “pedant”

pedant

noun [C]     /ˈped.ənt/ disapproving
a person who is too interested in formal rules and small details that are not importantWanting everything to be right pedantry     /-ən.tri/ noun [U] There was a hint of pedantry in his elegant style of speaking.Wanting everything to be right
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