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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
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A person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
Nouns denoting people
Hypernyms ("pedant" is a kind of...):
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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