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  • adj. Not pedantic.


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un- +‎ pedantic


  • He had a great many acquaintances among students and young people, who liked him for his cynical wit, his harmless, though biting, self-confident speeches, his one-sided, unpedantic, though genuine, learning, but occasionally they sat on him severely.

    Virgin Soil

  • He is a sensible, unpedantic guide to the Middle-earth; not for him the excessive symbol-hunting or structural analysis of some academic hobbit-fanciers.

    Does Frodo Live?

  • But Boileau's L'art poétique (1674) is an elegant, unpedantic résumé of current opinions.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Scott's statement in the Advertisement as to why he did not omit any of the original collection shows his unpedantic attitude toward the kind of studies which he was encouraging by the republication of this series.

    Sir Walter Scott as a Critic of Literature

  • And with this tolerant and unpedantic frame of mind I am in hearty accord.

    Lynton and Lynmouth A Pageant of Cliff & Moorland

  • It should not be forgotten that the French epic has room for comedy, not merely in the shape of "comic relief," though that unhappily is sometimes favoured by the _chansons de geste_, and by the romances as well, but in the "humours" inseparable from all large and unpedantic fiction.

    Epic and Romance Essays on Medieval Literature

  • -- "The author ... writes not only out of the fulness of his knowledge, but in a pleasant unpedantic style."

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

  • The polish of his language and he unpedantic manner in which he revealed his culture greatly impressed her; and after we had left the Musée she showed it by questioning me about him.

    The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

  • These and such-like amusing anecdotes show the genuine and unpedantic side of Shelley's character, the delightfully natural and loveable personality which is ever allied to genius.

    Mrs Shelley

  • Its charm was owing to his extensive acquaintance with the stores of literature and philosophy, which his sprightly wit moulded at will; to the varied learning, which his unpedantic mind made so pleasant and popular; and to his fund of illustration, at once interesting and convincing.

    Handbook of Universal Literature From the Best and Latest Authorities


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