This speech, pedantically delivered, probably seemed to Monsieur Roguin so fine that his hearer could not at once understand it.
It belonged to Conrad Wolfhardt, who pedantically translated his family name into Lycosthenes.
It is very possible that it may have been pedantically introduced in the seventeenth century.
Still, to call Gallipoli "bloody Hell" is, after all, only a pedantically exact description.
To Edwarda he was polite and kind, often fatherly, and pedantically instructive, as he had been so many times before.
He ridicules them for pedantically "dressing all their discourse in the language of the Faculty."
Grant that it may be, and often is, mechanically or pedantically pursued.
The latter had only one side, and therefore—plurally and pedantically speaking—no sides.
Later this would, perhaps, become clearer to me; not pedantically, but because the spirit of that early time was still alive.
This writer, though he pedantically insulted everybody else who broke the rules, allowed himself singular privileges.
formed in English c.1600, from pedant + -ic. The French equivalent is pédantesque. Perhaps first attested in John Donne's "Sunne Rising," where he bids the morning sun let his love and him linger in bed, telling it, "Sawcy pedantique wretch, goe chide Late schooleboyes." Related: Pedantical (1580s); pedantically.