Synonyms of pedantry in English:

pedantry


See definition of pedantry

noun

1‘keeping the two distinct is more than mere pedantry’

SYNONYMS

dogmatism, purism, literalism, formalism

overscrupulousness, scrupulousness, precision, exactness, perfectionism, fastidiousness, punctiliousness, meticulousness, finickiness, finicality

captiousness, quibbling, hair-splitting, fault-finding, cavilling, carping, casuistry, sophistry

informal nitpicking

archaic pettifogging, pettifoggery

2‘the book lacks the creaking pedantry of many such works’

SYNONYMS

pretentiousness, pomposity, pompousness, dullness, tedium

intellectualism, academicism, scholasticism, scholarliness, erudition, studiousness, didacticism, bookishness, pedagogism, donnishness