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Definition of Pedantry


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

Pedantry Quotations

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

The wages of pedantry is pain.
Carroll O'Connor

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

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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