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ped•ant•ry



Pronunciation: (ped'n-trē), [key]
n.,
pl. -ries.

1. the character, qualities, practices, etc., of a pedant, esp. undue display of learning.
2. slavish attention to rules, details, etc.
3. an instance of being pedantic: the pedantries of modern criticism.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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