[ped-n-tree] /ˈpɛd n tri/

noun, plural pedantries.
the character, qualities, practices, etc., of a , especially undue display of learning.
slavish attention to rules, details, etc.
an instance of being :
the pedantries of modern criticism.
noun (pl) -ries
the habit or an instance of being a pedant, esp in the display of useless knowledge or minute observance of petty rules or details

1610s, from Italian pedanteria, from pedante, or from French pédanterie, from pédant (see pedant).

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