Definition of pedantically in US English:

pedantically

adverb

  • See pedantic

    • ‘Kerry makes this last ridiculous point pedantically, as if it's at the very core of what really matters.’
    • ‘‘Let me explain,’ continued Brian, almost pedantically.’
    • ‘Sermons preached about economic matters all too often come across as dry, dead propositions pedantically presented to provide proof that we are living the wrong way.’
    • ‘Whenever any important motif appears, he points it up almost pedantically.’
    • ‘So I'm watching the movie with the careful eye of one who knows the book and will be judging it pedantically.’

Pronunciation

pedantically

/pəˈdan(t)ək(ə)lē//pəˈdæn(t)ək(ə)li/