of or like a pedant.
“many of the essays are long, dense, and too pedantic to hold great appeal”
synonyms: overscrupulous, scrupulous, precise,
exact, perfectionist, punctilious, meticulous,
fussy, fastidious, finicky; dogmatic, purist, literalist, literalistic, formalist; casuistic,
casuistical, sophistic, sophistical; captious, hair-splitting, quibbling, finicky, persnickety
Unfortunately, this has been a life-long curse, passed down from my mother (who was even worse!) and probably her mother and beyond. 😛 If left unchecked, I can drive myself and everyone around me, (hubby in particular), bonkers. Fortunately, some of this silliness has relaxed with age, but certain things still drive me nuts. Items must be perfectly centred, pictures must hang perfectly straight, clothes must be perfectly matched, etc. When it comes to writing, that must be perfect too, which is why it takes me forever to finish anything.
Some of this is absurd, but, I’ve actually done a couple! Can you relate?
PEDANTIC derives from pedant – Middle French , from Italian pedante
Any perfectionists out there? Do tell!
Looking forward to your comments!
P.S. I just saw this, from the Urban Dictionary and yeah; I guess it really is that bad!
(Note that I also used “mellifluous”) LMAO!
Ostentatious regarding one’s intelligence. Using this word also makes you this word.Bob: I find the professor’s voice mellifluous and her logic trenchant, even if a bit pedantic.
Jim: I find YOU a bit pedantic.
Shout out and BIG THANK YOU to Arlee Bird, founder of the A to Z Challenge,
for tagging The Doglady’s Den on his blog, Tossing it Out, today.