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Synonyms for pedant

Synonyms for pedant

a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit

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As the kind of pedant who insists on saying "compared with" rather than "compared to", I'm sad to see the end of the QES.
Only a meanspirited pedant would ask such a question.
Sorry to be a pedant, but doesn't that miss the point?
Allen praised the Welsh actor, saying: "Michael had to do the pseudo-intellectual, the genuine intellectual, the pedant, and he came in and nailed it from the start.
A pedant could argue that that could be an occupational hazard but poses a much lower risk than those faced by health workers.
NOW I don't want to sound like a fusty old pedant, but our beloved English language is changing before our very eyes.
On the back of my colleague Pat Roller's suggestion that Peter van Vossen be invited back to Ibrox when the stadium hosts rugby at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, I received this email from, well, let's just call him Mr Pedant.
Sorry to be a pedant, but there are two glaring errors in his thesis.
Second City alumni Camp and Michalski, respectively, offer hilarious, dead-on portrayals of two commedia stock characters, the pugnaciously miserly merchant and the over-educated pedant.
A pleasant pedant from New South Wales said the volcano name should be pronounced E-chaf-ala-kitch.
A real pain I am, mainly because of the way my mother brought me up and she's a pedant in the same way too.
This vision of the harsh pedant pervades Marxist, deconstructionist, and New Historicist readings alike, all echoing a Milton who, "having established fallen engagement, dominates it" (7).
That helps me to keep pace with changes in the language and since I am not, contrary to some perceptions, a pedant, I expect and normally rejoice in such developments.
Call me a pedant but I watch out for this all the time.