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pedant

noun

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disapproving a person who annoys other people by correcting small errors and giving too much attention to minor details
  • They found the professor to be a dull pedant more concerned with the intricacies of punctuation than the craft of writing.

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The first known use of pedant was in 1588

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“Pedant.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pedant. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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