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pedanticism

[puh-dan-tuh-siz-uh m]
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noun
  1. pedantry.
Also ped·ant·ism [ped-n-tiz-uh m] /ˈpɛd nˌtɪz əm/.

Origin of pedanticism

First recorded in 1840–50; pedantic + -ism
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Examples from the Web for pedantism

Historical Examples

  • They are often timorous and apprehensive, and prone to pedantism.

    Why Worry?

    George Lincoln Walton, M.D.

  • Now began the native spleen of Oceana to be much purged, and men not to affect sullenness and pedantism.


Word Origin and History for pedantism

pedanticism

n.

19c., from pedantic + -ism. Earlier was pedantism (1590s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper