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A person who, in an attempt to be righteous, cannot hold a regular conversation due to his or her undying need to argue the semantics of the second person's speech
(Victoria is the semantophile in the following conversation)

Elie: I can't stand when people argue semantics.

Victoria: But if by "argue" you mean they take a stand against what might be a culturally accepted term for you, then technically you're not looking at their point of view.

Elie: But you're missing the point...

Victoria: If "the point" is open to interpretation then one can never so-called "miss" it.

Elie: Oh god...
by caveocanis March 06, 2009

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