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pedantic
used in The Screwtape Letters

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Definition
too concerned with formal rules, details, or book learning
  • The man who has risen in society is overrefined, the young scholar is pedantic.
    Chapter 24 (23% in)
pedantic = too concerned with book learning
  • At present the Enemy says "Mine" of everything on the pedantic, legalistic ground that He made it: Our Father hopes in the end to say "Mine" of all things on the more realistic and dynamic ground of conquest, Your affectionate uncle SCREWTAPE
    Chapter 21 (97% in)

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