Synonyms of pedantic in English:

pedantic


See definition of pedantic

adjective

1‘a pedantic interpretation of the rules’

SYNONYMS

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

archaic overnice

2‘pedantic words like ‘irriguous’’

SYNONYMS

learned, cerebral, didactic, bookish, pedagogic, donnish, highbrow, ivory-tower, pretentious, pompous

intellectual, academic, scholastic, scholarly, literary

informal egghead