Definition of pedantic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pedantic

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//pəˈdæntɪk//
 
(disapproving)
 
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too worried about small details or rules a pedantic insistence on the correct way of doing things
pedantically
 
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NAmE//pəˈdæntɪkli//
 
adverb
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