One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘keeping the two distinct is more than mere pedantry’
dogmatism, purism, literalism, formalism
overscrupulousness, scrupulousness, precision, exactness, perfectionism, fastidiousness, punctiliousness, meticulousness, finickiness, finicality
captiousness, quibbling, hair-splitting, fault-finding, cavilling, carping, casuistry, sophistry
archaic pettifogging, pettifoggery
2‘the book lacks the creaking pedantry of many such works’
pretentiousness, pomposity, pompousness, dullness, tedium
intellectualism, academicism, scholasticism, scholarliness, erudition, studiousness, didacticism, bookishness, pedagogism, donnishness
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