Pedantic in a Sentence


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Pedantic - Definition


giving too much importance to details and formal rules

Use Pedantic in a sentence



Sometimes, Jason is so pedantic in writing the perfect paper that he forgets to properly manage his time.


As a grammar teacher, it is hard for me to not review everything with a pedantic eye.


While Bess wants to encourage her daughter Lauren to do well in school, she often gets too pedantic when reminding Lauren of the rules and expectations.


My father is a pedantic man who usually misses all the vacation fun because he is busy reviewing travel documents.


Greg’s pedantic way of analyzing every word in a sentence makes him a huge asset to the publishing company.



Although I am a decent proofreader, I do not believe I have the pedantic skills necessary to be a good editor.


Because Irvin wanted to impress his friends by being pedantic, he decided to point out all the grammar flaws in the president’s speech.


If the new writer is not more pedantic in checking her language rules, she will lose her job on the newspaper.


Since the teacher said the purpose of this essay is to show off our pedantic skills, I will make sure I focus on the grammar practices I learned in class.


When the teacher covered my daughter’s term paper with red marks, I felt she was being way too pedantic in her review.


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Pedantic synonyms


scrupulous, precise, exact, perfectionist, meticulous, fussy, finicky




Pedantic antonyms