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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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And, though the pedant fails to control her tongue, she uses it with a moderation that invalidates the association of woman with an unruly, wild nature.
After propounding the sauvage lion, elephant, and bear, the pedant continues to mock the ephebe:
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The Berserker and the Pedant quickly garnered critical acclaim, winning the coveted New Apple Summer eBook award, the Awesome Indies Seal of Approval, and a 4.
The trend currently irritating Welsh-language pedants is the use of "trydaru" (tweeting) as opposed to the (allegedly) more accurate "trydar" (twitter).
A pedant could argue that that could be an occupational hazard but poses a much lower risk than those faced by health workers.
As the oldest pedant in town (I said pedant not peasant) I refuse to refer to Church Fairs at this time of year as Christmas Fayres.
If you want to be a pedant you could argue Peter Lovenkrands wasn't actually moving "towards" goal.
Only a fully paid-up pedant would regard their position as anything other than mathematically certain.
Having been praised by Luzac, Formey first contacted him in order to set up a new periodical, the Bibliotheque impartiale, a work which was quickly at the centre of controversy due to its praise of one of Voltaire's pet hates, the poet Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, an action which led another prominent journalist, living in exile in Holland and similarly critical of Voltaire, Jean Rousset de Missy, to accuse Formey of being a pedant (see Christiane Berkvens-Stevenlink and Jeroom Vercruysse, Le Metier de journaliste au dix-huiteme siecle (Oxford:Voltaire Foundation, 1993), p.
Jim Feyler plays Pedant, while Ben Morey is Grumio, Garrett Finley is Biondello, Marc Steinfeld is Curtis, and John Candelaria is the tailor.
Jourdain in Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme), and he sees the pedant DuSotin as a fop.
Cyrano's plays include a tragedy, La Mort d'Agrippine (1654; "The Death of Agrippine"), which was suspected of blasphemy, and a comedy, Le Pedant joue (1654; "The Pedant Imitated").
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.