(rare) Behaving or acting in the manner of a pedant.
(archaic) A teacher or schoolmaster.
The office, disposition, or act of a pedant; pedantry.
A person who emphasizes his/her knowledge through strict adherence to rules of vocabulary and grammar.
A person who is overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning.
A schoolmaster; a pedagogue.
‘A pedant that keeps a school i'th' church.’;
One who puts on an air of learning; one who makes a vain display of learning; a pretender to superior knowledge.
‘A scholar, yet surely no pedant, was he.’;
a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
A pedant is a person who is excessively concerned with formalism, accuracy, and precision, or one who makes an ostentatious and arrogant show of learning.