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What does hide-bound pedant mean?Chapter 3 referring to Lanyon
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If you break down the phrase into the two words, it's easier to figure out.
Hidebound or hide-bound means someone who is extremely conservative or inflexible. A pedant is someone who makes a show of their knowledge.
A hidebound pedant is a very conservative, inflexible person who lets everyone know how smart they are. Not a very charming personality, to say the least!
Check out the definitions linked below to get some other shades of meaning in the words.
Posted by alexb2 on February 8, 2009 at 12:26 PM (Answer #1)
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