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Please help me understand the semantics and connotation of the word "pedantical" so that I can use it in different sentences.

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The word "pedantical" is an adjective that stems form the root word "pedant". The word pedant is an archaism that when it was first used, referred to an overly-bookish academician with a penchant to show off knowledge excessively.

In modern usage, something pedantic refers to anything which denotes qualities of ostentatious behavior. This word, in turn, can mean a...

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