Definition of Pedants

1. Noun. (plural of pedant) ¹



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Definition of Pedants

1. pedant [n] - See also: pedant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pedants

pedantical
pedantically
pedanticism
pedantick
pedanticly
pedanties
pedantism
pedantize
pedantized
pedantizes
pedantizing
pedantocracies
pedantocracy
pedantries
pedantry
pedants (current term)
pedanty
pedarian
pedarians
pedaries
pedary
pedascule
pedata
pedate
pedate leaf
pedately
pedatifid
pedatrophia
pedder
pedders

Literary usage of Pedants

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1. The New Laokoon: An Essay on the Confusion of the Arts by Irving Babbitt (1910)
"The great musicians of the past were not pedants and formalists, and only pedants 1 The lines in which Gérard de Nerval describes the suggestive power of ..."

2. Decimal Classification and Relative Index for Libraries and Personal Use: In ...by Melvil Dewey by Melvil Dewey (1922)
"Disregard of pedants rules Thomas Jefferson said ' Where strictness of grammar does not ... and disregard rules of pedants of his day. ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1799)
"... rich in ancient store, Armed with magisterial rage Spreads for thee her classic lore í Urging ои thy tardy flight pedants guard the mystic page» To ..."

4. Readings in the History of Education: A Collection of Sources and Readings by Ellwood Patterson Cubberley (1920)
"Montaigne ridicules the Humanistic pedants (Michel Seigneur de Montaigne, Essay on the Education of Children, 1580; Essays book i, ..."

5. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1856)
"... incur Mr. F. Newman's censure, who in his preface to the Homer to which we have already alluded writes strongly against purists and pedants in English ..."

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