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pedant

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpedantped‧ant /ˈpednt/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 RULE/REGULATIONsomeone who pays too much attention to rules or to small unimportant details, especially someone who criticizes other people in an extremely annoying way 🔊 ‘That’s not exactly what it means.’ ‘Pedant.’pedantry noun [uncountable]
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pedantIt is the work of a pedant, and shows no originality.Anyway, Oliver's a pedant.He's a great pedant, Oliver.He claims that he was a little pedant, even as early as the age of five.A right little pedant she can be, when it comes to an intellectual argument.True pedants add the proviso that an edge can not also be a node.
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