one who acts in the role as teacher/lecturer, often without invitation. Usually considered pejorative.
Check out that dude over there: he's a pedant. If you say the word 'grape', he'll be talking about wine for a long, long time.
by tom carbon January 31, 2010
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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 5, 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 15, 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 2, 2010
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Pointing out unnecessary minutiae in order to call attention to one's pretentiousness.
I suppose you can forgive them because part of their job is paying attention to detail, but you best be pedantic as fuck if you want to fit in on an engineering team.
by Coopuh Troopuh December 7, 2016
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I do not care for your pedantics, Annie. I will use my words how I choose.
by Tastiest Avenger September 11, 2023
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