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