◄ Pedantic ►

(a.) Alt. of Pedantical.

Gongoresque Johnsonian academic accordant affected anal arid bedizened bibliophagic big-sounding bluestocking book-fed book-learned book-loving book-minded book-read book-wise bookish booky bourgeois compulsive concordant conformist conventional conventionalized convoluted corresponding declamatory devoted to studies didactic diligent doctrinaire donnish dry dryasdust dull elegant elevated erudite euphemistic euphuistic exact exquisite extrinsic fastidious finical finicky flamboyant flaming flashy flaunting formal formalist formalistic formulary fulsome fussy garish gaudy goody good-good goody-goody grandiloquent grandiose grandisonant hair-splitting harmonious high-flowing high-flown high-flying high-sounding highfalutin impersonal in accord in keeping in line in step inkhorn kosher labyrinthine learned legalistic lexiphanic literary lofty lurid magniloquent mandarin meretricious meticulous mincing namby-pamby nit-picking nominal orotund orthodox ostentatious outward overdone overelaborate overinvolved overnice overprecise overrefined overscrupulous overwrought owlish pedagogic pedantical perfectionist plastic pompous preachy preceptorial precieuse precious precisian precisianistic precisionistic pretentious professorial professorlike punctilious puristic quibbling rabbinic rhetorical scholarly scholastic schoolish schoolmastering schoolmasterish schoolmasterlike schoolmasterly schoolmistressy schoolteacherish schoolteachery scrupulous sensational sensationalistic sententious showy simpering sonorous square stiff stilted straight studious stuffy stylized superficial surface tall teacherish teacherlike teachery teachy tortuous traditionalist tutorial uptight vain


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