Synonyms of 'pedantry'
1 hairsplittingDictionary, quibbling, pomposity
The results of the survey are exhaustive to the point of pedantry.
He was modest and simple, without a trace of pomposity.
Pedantry is the dotage of knowledge– Anatomy of Bibliomania]
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Thesaurus for pedantry from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you accuse someone of pedantry , you mean that you disapprove of them because they pay excessive attention to unimportant details or traditional rules, especially in connection with academic subjects.