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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Characterized by an excessive, narrow adherence to rules without practical judgment.
From French pédant or Italian pedante, perhaps from Latin paedagogare (to teach). Earliest documented use: 1607.
“And another cleric, William Gilpin, the father of the Picturesque movement, drew up a list of pedantic instructions on how to view the landscape. He quickly became the subject of satire.”
The Heart with Pleasure Fills; The Economist (London, UK); Apr 3, 2010.
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