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Word: pedant

Definition: scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities


Sentences Containing 'pedant'

It would be hard to conceive of anything more vapid than the style and conception of these letters; clearly the man was a pedant without imagination or taste.

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