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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

Learning has always been made much of, but forgetting has always been deprecated; therefore pedantry has pretty well established itself throughout the modern world at the expense of culture.
Albert J. Nock
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Pedantry Translations

pedantry in German is Pedanterie
pedantry in Spanish is pedanteria