Posted on: February 27, 2015

Word of the Day: Pedantic

Word of the Day: Pedantic

Word of the Day:Pedantic

Pedantic (adjective): Unimaginative, dull (“Pedantic”, 2015, para.3).

Examples: From Hendrik Hertzberger, The New Yorker (as cited in Webster’s Dictionary, 2015):

  1. It may seem pedantic to harp on what looks like mere procedure, but this is one case where the process is the forest.

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Pedantic. (2015). In Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved from