[puh-dan-tik] /pəˈdæn tɪk/
ostentatious in one’s learning.
overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, especially in teaching.
of, relating to, or characterized by pedantry
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.
[puh-dan-tuh-siz-uh m] /pəˈdæn təˌsɪz əm/ noun 1. . n. 19c., from pedantic + -ism. Earlier was pedantism (1590s).
[pek-uh n-paw] /ˈpɛk ənˌpɔ/ noun 1. David Samuel (“Sam”) 1925–84, U.S. film director and screenwriter. /ˈpɛkɪnˌpɑː/ noun 1. Sam(uel David). 1926–84, US film director, esp of Westerns, such as The Wild Bunch (1969). Among his other films are Straw Dogs (1971), Bring me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974), and Cross of Iron (1977)
[pek] /pɛk/ verb (used with object) 1. to strike or indent with the beak, as a bird does, or with some pointed instrument, especially with quick, repeated movements. 2. to make (a hole, puncture, etc.) by such strokes; pierce. 3. to take (food) bit by bit, with or as with the beak. verb (used without […]
[ped-n-tree] /ˈpɛd n tri/ noun, plural pedantries. 1. the character, qualities, practices, etc., of a , especially undue display of learning. 2. slavish attention to rules, details, etc. 3. an instance of being : the pedantries of modern criticism. /ˈpɛdəntrɪ/ noun (pl) -ries 1. the habit or an instance of being a pedant, esp in […]