Examples from the Web for pedantical
I do not think that success will come by a pedantical insistence upon correctness in form without regard to the sense.College Teaching|Paul Klapper
There remain two appendices touching the tradition of knowledge, the one critical, the other pedantical.The Advancement of Learning|Francis Bacon
It took at least five minutes before the wearisome, pedantical fellow had finished his arrangements and preparations.
British Dictionary definitions for pedantical
Word Origin and History for pedantical
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.