Monday, May 16, 2005

Word of the Day: PEDANTIC

pe·dan·tic (p'-dăn'tĭk) adj.

Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rules: a pedantic attention to·dan'ti·cal·ly adv.

SYNONYMS pedantic, academic, bookish, donnish, scholastic. These adjectives mean marked by a narrow, often tiresome focus on or display of learning and especially its trivial aspects: a pedantic writing style; an academic insistence on precision; a bookish vocabulary; donnish refinement of speech; scholastic and excessively subtle reasoning.

USED IN A SENTENCE: Prescott Thackery does not like to deal with pedantic business owners as they tend to focus on the minutiae of a transaction and forget about running their business.


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