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pedantic

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adjective
  • the parading of learning; excessive attention to minutiae and formal rules [Princeton Review]
    1. ostentatious in one's learning
    2. overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, esp. in teaching
    [Webster]
  • of or like a pedant [Barron]
  • bookish, showing off learning [Nandigam]

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