un·​pe·​dan·​tic ˌən-pi-ˈdan-tik How to pronounce unpedantic (audio)
: not narrowly, dully, or ostentatiously learned or academic : not pedantic
… a pleasantly unpedantic lesson in writing a short, coherent history of a long and confusing period.Graham Robb
unpedantically adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1782, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unpedantic was in 1782

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“Unpedantic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpedantic. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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