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


Nearby words

  1. pedal steel guitar,
  2. pedalfer,
  3. pedalo,
  4. pedant,
  5. pedantic,
  6. pedantocracy,
  7. pedantry,
  8. pedate,
  9. pedately,
  10. pedatifid

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

Origin of pedanticism

First recorded in 1840–50; pedantic + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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.

Word Origin and History for pedantism



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper