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PEDANT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does pedant mean? 

PEDANT (noun)
  The noun PEDANT has 1 sense:

1. a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit

  Familiarity information: PEDANT used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PEDANT (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

bookworm; pedant; scholastic

Hypernyms ("pedant" is a kind of...):

bookman; scholar; scholarly person; student (a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pedant"):

purist (someone who insists on great precision and correctness (especially in the use of words))


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