Definition of pedantic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pedantic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//pɪˈdæntɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɪˈdæntɪk//
 
(disapproving)
 
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too worried about small details or rules a pedantic insistence on the correct way of doing things
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