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Meaning & Definition of Pedantic in English





1. Marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

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Tom's boss was a pedantic micro manager, who had to check every single thing Tom did.
German punctuation is pedantic, English punctuation is chaotic, and for Esperanto Dr. Zamenhof suggested we look towards our mother tongue as a guideline. Go figure!