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Persnickety vs. Pedantic

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Persnicketyadjective

(US) Fastidious or fussy.

Pedanticadjective

Like a pedant, overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning.

Persnicketyadjective

Obsessive about mundane details, demanding for precision.

Pedanticadjective

Being showy of one’s knowledge, often in a boring manner.

Persnicketyadjective

Finicky or fussy; demanding attention to petty details; - of people.

Pedanticadjective

Being finicky or fastidious, especially with language.

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Persnicketyadjective

snobbish; behaving aloofly.

Pedanticadjective

Of or pertaining to a pedant; characteristic of, or resembling, a pedant; ostentatious of learning; as, a pedantic writer; a pedantic description; a pedantical affectation.

Persnicketyadjective

used colloquially of one who is overly conceited or arrogant;

‘a snotty little scion of a degenerate family’; ‘they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety’;

Pedanticadjective

marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

Persnicketyadjective

characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details;

‘a persnickety job’; ‘a persnickety school teacher’;

Pedanticadjective

excessively concerned with minor details or rules; overscrupulous

‘his analyses are careful and even painstaking, but never pedantic’;

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Persnicketyadjective

placing too much emphasis on trivial or minor details; fussy

‘she's very persnickety about her food’;

Persnicketyadjective

requiring a particularly precise or careful approach

‘it's hard to find a film more persnickety and difficult to use than black-and-white infrared’;

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