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pedantic

adjective

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1 marked by or given to showing knowledge in a showy way
  • The writing was overly complex and pedantic, which made it nearly impossible to understand for anyone but a specialist.
  • The speech was thoroughly researched and well structured, but too pedantic to appeal to a general audience.

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“Pedantic.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pedantic. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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