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Definition of Pedant


  1. A schoolmaster; a pedagogue.
  2. One who puts on an air of learning; one who makes a vain display of learning; a pretender to superior knowledge.

Pedant Quotations

Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist; two to one, he is a pedant.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Joyce is a poet and also an elephantine pedant.
George Orwell

Have you ever seen a pedant with a warm heart?
Johann Kaspar Lavater

My father was a pedant and a bully who cared about nobody, and I was not to see him until I was eighteen.
George Weinberg

Memory likes to play hide-and-seek, to crawl away. It tends to hold forth, to dress up, often needlessly. Memory contradicts itself; pedant that it is, it will have its way.
Gunter Grass
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Pedant Translations

pedant in German is Pedant
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