Word of the Day: Pedantic

pe-dan-tic / pi-ˈdan-tik   adjective  
  1. of or relating to a person who makes a show of knowledge
Facts are what pedantic, dull people have instead of opinions. A.A. Gill, 1954-2016  
  1. ostentation in one’s learning
Slothful, feeble, pretentious, pedantic, elitist – these are some of the epithets that eventually become associated with the absent-minded scholar, the poor sighted reader, the book worm, the nerd. Alberto Manguel, 1948-  
  1. overly concerned with minutiae or formalism
A good designer must rely on experience, on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness. Niklaus Wirth, 1934-  
  1. dull; unimaginative
Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men’s judgments of one another. Desiderius Erasmus, 1466-1536