Synonyms of pedantry in English:

pedantry


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noun

1‘keeping the two distinct is more than mere pedantry’

SYNONYMS
dogmatism, purism, literalism, formalism
overscrupulousness, scrupulousness, precision, exactness, perfectionism, fastidiousness, punctiliousness, meticulousness, finickiness, finicality
captiousness, quibbling, hair-splitting, fault-finding, cavilling, carping, casuistry, sophistry
informal nitpicking
archaic pettifogging, pettifoggery

2‘the book lacks the creaking pedantry of many such works’

SYNONYMS
pretentiousness, pomposity, pompousness, dullness, tedium
intellectualism, academicism, scholasticism, scholarliness, erudition, studiousness, didacticism, bookishness, pedagogism, donnishness