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Excessively concerned with minor details or rules
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“If you're being pedantic, I suppose this makes it more of an open sandwich, but in my book, the mozzarella and pepperoni qualify it as pizza.”
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Academic in manner, often in an annoying or boring way
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“Smith presents a long-winded, pedantic lecture on the evils of lying.”
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Nitpicky or cerebral to the point of being pompous
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“There are moments in Bach when I would accuse him of nimiety, a pedantic thoroughness, more artifice than art.”
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Inclined to express negative or disapproving comments
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Intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive
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Boring or severely lacking in interest
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Like a prig
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Excessively specific
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Concerned with theories or hypotheses rather than with practical matters
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Mysterious, obscure
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Technical or literal
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Pretentious and designed to impress
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