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Definition of Pedantry

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

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

The wages of pedantry is pain.
Carroll O'Connor

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

Perhaps the prevalence of pedantry may be largely accounted for by the common error of thinking that, because useful knowledge should be remembered, any kind of knowledge that is at all worth learning should be remembered too.
Albert J. Nock
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Pedantry Translations

pedantry in German is Pedanterie
pedantry in Spanish is pedanteria

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