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n. any form of mental masturbation that is particularly pedantic; for instance, officiously correcting others' trivial mistakes with no constructive purpose; also, any type of discourse that is specifically designed to impress or confuse the reader/listener with "big" words and/or fancy phraseology, particularly to disguise the fact that: a) there is no real underlying point, or b) the pedantsturbator in question cannot defend his/her position with sound logic or evidence.

basically, it's like sophistry with an added masturbatorial goal, such as oneupmanship.
those creationists sure do try, but without compelling evidence, no amount of pedantsturbation will convince me that the theory of evolution isn't valid.
by rtarbinar July 06, 2009
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