- a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
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Ped'ant noun [ French pédant , Italian pedante , from Greek ... to instruct, from pai^s boy. See Pedagogue .] 1. A schoolmaster; a pedagogue. [ Obsolete] Dryden. « A pedant that keeps a school i'th' church.» Shak. 2.
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bookworm 1 scholastic noun
a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
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• (n.) One who puts on an air of learning; one who makes a vain display of learning; a pretender to superior knowledge. • (n.) A schoolmaster; a pedagogue.
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pedant 1. Formerly, a schoolmaster; a pedagogue; a tutor. 2. One who makes a display or affectation of learning, especially of book learning; also, an erudite person who unduly emphasizes minutiae in the use or presentation of his knowledge; a formalist or precisionist in teaching or scholarship. 3. Someone who makes an excessive or inappropriate d
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A pedant is a person who is excessively concerned with formalism and precision, or who makes an ostentatious and arrogant show of learning. ==Etymology== The English language word `pedant` comes from the French pédant (used in 1566 in Darme & Hatzfeldster`s Dictionnaire général de la langue française) or its older mid-15th century Italian s...
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