Pedantical
Pedantic Pe*dan"tic, Pedantical Pe*dan"tic*al, a. Of or pertaining to a pedant; characteristic of, or resembling, a pedant; ostentatious of learning; as, a pedantic writer; a pedantic description; a pedantical affectation. ``Figures pedantical.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • pedantical — adj. of or pertaining to a pedant; meticulous; strict, fussy; adhering strictly to information in books without using common sense …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • pedantical — pe·dan·ti·cal …   English syllables

  • pedantical — tə̇kəl, tēk adjective archaic : pedantic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pedantic — Pe*dan tic, Pedantical Pe*dan tic*al, a. Of or pertaining to a pedant; characteristic of, or resembling, a pedant; ostentatious of learning; as, a pedantic writer; a pedantic description; a pedantical affectation. Figures pedantical. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • learned — I adjective accomplished, acquainted with, acroatic, apprised of, aware, bibliophilic, bookish, cognizant, conversant, doctus, educated, enlightened, erudite, eruditus, experienced, expert, familiar, informed, instructed, knowing, knowledgeable,… …   Law dictionary

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