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characterized by a narrow concern for book learning and formal rules, without knowledge or experience of practical matters

Synonyms for pedantic

marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

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I know I am being pedantic but it is such a common error and can only be eliminated by being pointed out.
being so pedantic first manager Williams, as Joe Sam Leach.
FAR from being pedantic, Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones must be struggling to find something constructive to do if he has to seek a photo opportunity to latch on to the launch of a brilliant initiative by West Midlands Police of hi-tech mobile fingerprint scanners which help officers to ID crime suspects in seconds.
IT is no longer pedantic to question the validity of the description of allweather racing.
HARRINGTON has been scolded by his peers over the years for pedantic play.
A main plot involves the mismatched union between Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist, and an aged, pedantic scholar; a subplot involves Dorothea's befuddled uncle.
I don't wish to appear pedantic but I feel that taxpayers should be aware of what services we have available and where they are located.
She's a bit of a control freak, a bit pedantic and wants to win every moment.
Without trying to be pedantic, there are many other weather phenomena with the potential of damaging aircraft but which are not detectable by airborne radar ("Reading Radar Right," March 2010).
I'm not normally this pedantic (OK, yes I am), but a phrase in "The star that ate a Mars" (SN: 7/18/09, p.
Am I too particular, too pedantic, or does anyone agree with me?
Quite a pedantic view of things I know, but there is bound to be someone out there waiting to penalise a company for putting misleading information on packs.
It is so sad that what could be the awesome memorial that Jesus intended remains a pedantic exercise because we are limited to the ideas (non-ideas?
Chocolate's not just for kids and premenstrual women anymore, but for peevish gourmets who should really get back to their quail eggs before they ruin a perfectly good substance with pedantic observations and arbitrary rankings.