What is another word for pedant?

91 synonyms found


[ pˈɛdənt], [ pˈɛdənt], [ p_ˈɛ_d_ə_n_t]

How to use "Pedant" in context?

There is no agreed upon definition of the word "pedant." However, most definitions consist of someone who is excessively concerned with correct grammar and spelling. Some people might also describe a pedant as someone who is excessively anal- Retentive.

Despite its negative connotation, the word "pedant" can have a useful purpose. For example, a teacher might use the word to refer to a student who is very careful and thorough in their work. Panting, or excessive sweating, is also sometimes referred to as a pedant's symptom.

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