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pedantic - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pedantic

Definition
(adj) marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
Synonyms : academic , donnish

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pedantic

Can u smell the word 'PANDIT'( "Scholar" in english) from "Pedantic"? PANDITs are usually very strict about the bookish stuff.
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by samironp

pedantic sounds like VEDANTIC. Any body who follows Vedas is usually a v. conservative and bookish person.
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by passion2win

rhymes pendant. pendant is a small thing but when it is lost you are damn worried. so worrried about small things
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by logic87

we distribute PEDAS when we want to SHOW OFF OUR LEARNING after exam results!! lol
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by maldini

ped - to do with a child; pedantic = ped + anti + c; therefore not childlike; showing off bookish learning
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by Figbeet

ped(tree) + ant >>> we see ants crawling on tree.. they are considered to follow their trivial tendency of walking in line.. same is here.. someone following his trivial knowledge..
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by RajeshBorkar

think "frantic-antic" or doing something with urgency...
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by Yank

similar to pandit and tantric...having the traits of both.
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by green.petals

PEN FRANTIC - the teacher is writing too much on the board you can't copy fast enough
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by atav

padha aatt taak
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by joxeusindia

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