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pedant

noun affecter, bluffer, closed-minded person, dogmatist, narrow-minded person, opinionated person, philosophaster, pretender, sciolist
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I confess it is in the sort of book that perhaps only a certain kind of pedant might read - The Singular Universe And The Reality Of Time, by Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Lee Smolin.
Starting today, the PEDANT Cloud Service offers the proven accuracy of the Pedant-Pro Sequence Analysis Suite as a subscription service enabling researchers to easily load sequences and receive a complete genome analysis online.
Enhanced Windows Support: With the Pedant Testing Suite, Chef 11 includes automated testing across seven different versions of Windows, improving functionality and integration within Windows environments.
The trend currently irritating Welsh-language pedants is the use of "trydaru" (tweeting) as opposed to the (allegedly) more accurate "trydar" (twitter).
Orahawk-eyed pedant who spots the price of petrol at a garage forecourt in a filling-station scene.
Reader Gordon Williams, who signs himself as The Penketh Pedant, wrote in to say: "Reading the ECHO, I noticed that Janet Tansley 'poured slowly over the menu with a beer and a gin and tonic': what a waste of beer and gin and tonic; she should have pored over the menu and disposed of the drinks in the customary fashion.
As the oldest pedant in town (I said pedant not peasant) I refuse to refer to Church Fairs at this time of year as Christmas Fayres.
Leslie S Klinger, the editor of the voluptuous volume, is the pedant's pedant, having pored over the Holmes canon with a pin-prick passion for painstaking detail.
Only a fully paid-up pedant would regard their position as anything other than mathematically certain.
Jim Feyler plays Pedant, while Ben Morey is Grumio, Garrett Finley is Biondello, Marc Steinfeld is Curtis, and John Candelaria is the tailor.
Jourdain in Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme), and he sees the pedant DuSotin as a fop.
Besides, this aspect of the novel can disturb only a pedant, a purist, or an Anglophobe.