Definitions

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  • n. pedantry

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Something pedantic; a pedantic notion or expression.
  • n. Same as pedantry.

Etymologies

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pedantic +‎ -ism

Examples

  • If you want to invent a new word like pedanticism you go girl.

    coquilles

  • My mother, who kindly volunteered to proofread my book in parallel on account of her eagle eyes and innate pedanticism (probably not a real word) telephones once a day so that we can amalgamate our corrections onto one manuscript.

    coquilles

  • Once a year, people from some higher echelon of Fazuulian Management that I don't entirely understand descend upon a restaurant with clipboards and a passion for pedanticism.

    ana-ng Diary Entry

  • There's also much more pedanticism among Miltonists.

    Ferule & Fescue

  • Yes, dear critic, that first time out with a text, sonata, or painting, I choose child-like wonder over pedanticism.

    Lit-crit revisited

  • But as the older ones are those which are at present used in daily speech by the vast majority of the inhabitants, we shall not be accused of pedanticism or of political bias if we prefer them to the later versions.

    The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1

  • I know I'm being picky, but where else can I let my pedanticism roam if not here?

    Joystiq

  • As an American expat living in London and trying to get my British license, I can assure you there have been more than a few swearwords vocalized over this (although not as many as at roundabouts and the general pedanticism of the system).

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg

  • (In other words, it seems like PZ is being pedantic in his anti-pedanticism.)

    Pharyngula

  • In most contexts, since datum, the singular, is confined chiefly to surveying, data used as a plural strikes me as a pedanticism.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol V No 2

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