pedanticism

[ puh-dan-tuh-siz-uh m ]
/ pəˈdæn təˌsɪz əm /

noun

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Also ped·ant·ism [ped-n-tiz-uh m] /ˈpɛd nˌtɪz əm/.

Origin of pedanticism

First recorded in 1840–50; pedantic + -ism

Words nearby pedanticism

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Example sentences from the Web for pedantism

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

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

    Why Worry?|George Lincoln Walton, M.D.