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pedant

noun [C] uk   /ˈped.ənt/ disapproving us  
a person who is too interested in formal rules and small details that are not important
pedantry
noun [U] uk   /-ən.tri/ us  
There was a hint of pedantry in his elegant style of speaking.
Translations of “pedant”
in Spanish pedante, perfeccionista, meticuloso…
in French formaliste, pédant/-ante…
in German der/die Pedant(in)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 書呆子,學究…
in Russian педант…
in Turkish gereksiz ayrıntılara önem veren kimse, ayrıntıcı, detaycı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 书呆子,学究…
in Polish pedant/ka…
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