One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a pedantic interpretation of the rules’
overscrupulous, scrupulous, precise, exact, over-exacting, perfectionist, precisionist, punctilious, meticulous, fussy, fastidious, finical, finicky
dogmatic, purist, literalist, literalistic, formalist, scholastic
casuistic, casuistical, sophistic, sophistical
captious, hair-splitting, quibbling, pettifogging, fault-finding, hypercritical, cavilling, carping
informal nitpicking, pernickety
2‘pedantic words like ‘irriguous’’
learned, cerebral, didactic, bookish, pedagogic, donnish, highbrow, ivory-tower, pretentious, pompous
intellectual, academic, scholastic, scholarly, literary
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