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pedantic
used in Dracula

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Definition
too concerned with formal rules, details, or book learning
  • Jonathan was holding me by the arm, the way he used to in the old days before I went to school.  I felt it very improper, for you can't go on for some years teaching etiquette and decorum to other girls without the pedantry of it biting into yourself a bit.
    Chapter 13 (58% in)
pedantry = excessive concern with formal rules
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