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Definition of Pedantry


  1. The act, character, or manners of a pedant; vain ostentation of learning.

Pedantry Quotations

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw

The wages of pedantry is pain.
Carroll O'Connor

Arrogance, pedantry, and dogmatism; the occupational diseases of those who spend their lives directing the intellects of the young.
Henry Seidel Canby

Diligent as one must be in learning, one must be as diligent in forgetting; otherwise the process is one of pedantry, not culture.
Albert J. Nock

We see that pedantry has never been held in such esteem for the government of the world as in our times, and it offers as many paths of the true intelligible species and objects of infallible and sole truth as there are individual pedants.
Giordano Bruno
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Pedantry Translations

pedantry in German is Pedanterie
pedantry in Spanish is pedanteria
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