pedant

Part of speech:

Pedantic.

Part of speech: noun

One who makes needless display of learning.

Part of speech: adjective

Pedantical.

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Usage examples "pedant":

  1. Looking at his true character, it was certainly unjust to call him either a prig or a pedant. - "Castle Richmond", Anthony Trollope.
  2. Send him to a private tutor who is not a pedant, but a man of letters or a man of the world, and if in the metropolis so much the better. - "Kenelm Chillingly, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  3. The author does not obtrude it; does not play the pedant with it; does not lecture upon it; and above all does not bore with it. - "Shadows of the Stage", William Winter.