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Is The Word "Pedantic" Good Or Bad?
Is "pedantic" a good or a bad quality? Well, actually, this word's history may help us figure it out!
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These details can sound pedantic, but they can make a huge difference in day-to-day use.The best battery backups to keep your gear up and running|Terry Sullivan|September 10, 2021|Popular-Science
The pedantic scholars among us might wonder if the book does its job.
The pedantic type might note that Hippolytus makes no prophetic mention of the cinema or the Internet.St. Hippolytus’ Careers Christians Should Never Have|Candida Moss|May 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The drinks here, like the Blackwatch (with Johnny Walker Black, creme de cassis, and Becherovka), are far from pedantic.
The problem was that Sorkin did too much (pedantic, predictable) telling and not enough showing.‘The Newsroom’ Season 2 Premiere: How Aaron Sorkin Saved the HBO Drama|Andrew Romano|July 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her perfection can sometimes verge on pedantic, like with her conversion to veganism.
Pedantic, unimaginative and presumptuous, Theobald was the logical choice for a Dunce King in 1728.A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope|Colley Cibber
A pedantic fellow called for a bottle of hock at a tavern, which the waiter, not hearing distinctly, asked him to repeat.
He is no longer pedantic; he no longer makes vulgar allusions, but only fears that they might be made.Samuel Richardson's Introduction to Pamela|Samuel Richardson
The ages in which they flourished attached no value to pedantic displays of learning paraded in foot-notes.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
There was Sir James Smith, the botanist, made much of and really not pedantic and vulgar like the rest, but weak and irritable.East Anglia|J. Ewing Ritchie