Pedantize Ped"ant*ize, v. i. [Cf. F. p['e]dantiser.] To play the pedant; to use pedantic expressions. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • pedantize — pedˈantize or pedˈantise intransitive verb To play the pedant transitive verb To turn into a pedant • • • Main Entry: ↑pedant …   Useful english dictionary

  • pedant — n. 1 a person who insists on strict adherence to formal rules or literal meaning at the expense of a wider view. 2 a person who rates academic learning or technical knowledge above everything. 3 a person who is obsessed by a theory; a doctrinaire …   Useful english dictionary

  • ped|ant|ize — «PEHD uhn tyz», intransitive verb, ized, iz|ing. to play the pedant, display pedantry: »To vegetate and pedantize on the classics... (Saturday Review) …   Useful english dictionary

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