Pedant

Ped"ant

(?), n. [F. pdant, It. pedante, fr. Gr. paidey`ein to instruct, from pai^s boy. See Pedagogue.] 1. A schoolmaster; a pedagogue. [Obs.] Dryden.
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A pedant that keeps a school i'th' church.
Shak.
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2. One who puts on an air of learning; one who makes a vain display of learning; a pretender to superior knowledge. Addison.
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A scholar, yet surely no pedant, was he.
Goldsmith.
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Pe*dan"tic

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Pe*dan"tic*al

(?), } a. Of or pertaining to a pedant; characteristic of, or resembling, a pedant; ostentatious of learning; as, a pedantic writer; a pedantic description; a pedantical affectation. "Figures pedantical." Shak.
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