noun, plural ped·ant·ries.
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Example sentences from the Web for pedantry
The rumble at Hofstra was thrilling—a heady blend of testosterone and pedantry.
Seldom can testosterone and pedantry have come together in an American political debate in such electrifying marriage.
With all the profession of knowledge which was assumed by the people of this age, there went a great deal of pedantry.Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10)|Burleigh James Bartlett
This observation, more profound perhaps than she herself was aware, is an arraignment of pedantry in execution.The Mind of the Artist|Various
But pedantry in this kind consists in using out-of-the-way terms when common ones are ready to hand.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1|George Saintsbury
Pardon the pedantry of a Latin quotation, my dear, and tell me how I look.No Name|Wilkie Collins
The prevalence however of this pedantry, was chiefly owing to one poet, of great though short-lived renown, Pierre Ronsard.