Definition of pedant in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpednt/ /ˈpɛdnt/

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  • A person who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with displaying academic learning.

    • ‘the royal palace (some pedants would say the ex-royal palace)’
    dogmatist, purist, literalist, formalist, doctrinaire
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Late 16th century from French pédant, from Italian pedante, perhaps from the first element of Latin paedogogus (see pedagogue).