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A state of mind which is about caring a lot about formalities, often more than necessary. One may be called pedantic when he/she points out corrections in unimportant details.
Okay okay, so there were five people there instead of four, no need to be pedantic. Now anyway...
by Fluid February 05, 2004

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The nitpickery of the english language that drives the less detail oriented insane...often mistaken as a tool to impress others when in fact it is annoying
I love it when you dominate our conversations through critiquing my word usage and completely avoiding the central arguments, you pedantic fuck.
by Left of write February 14, 2008

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Ostentatious regarding one's intelligence. Using this word also makes you this word.
Bob: I find the professor's voice mellifluous and her logic trenchant, even if a bit pedantic.

Jim: I find YOU a bit pedantic.
by bulldog4574 March 02, 2010

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someone who does things "by the book" to an extent that it overrides intuition
that's one bad teacher, she's so pedantic
by spliffsmoker August 07, 2011

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Showing one's intelligence more than is necessary.
David Pearce could be pedantic if he so chose.
by Larstait November 15, 2003

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A tendency toward involuntary discovery of evidence suggesting widespread ignorance and/or ineptitude, esp. with regard to linguistic communication.
There were days when Lisa's instinctive pedantry threatened to overwhelm her.
by Marquis Francois X. de Marzipan February 22, 2004

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