Use Fancy Words: pedantic

Fancy word every Everygirl should know: pedantic

Why we chose this fancy word:
We fell in love with the word pedantic after hearing it during one of our dozen viewings of Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. The first time it was mentioned to describe Michael Sheen’s character, we quickly looked up the definition and have been finding ways to slip pedantic into conversations ever since. Ironically, using the word is rather pedantic in itself since most people don’t know what it means and have to ask for the definition. Oops.

Definition: pedantic (adj.) pronunciation: puh-dan-tik

  1. ostentatious* in one’s learning.
  2. overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, especially in teaching.

*Ostentatious: showy, flashy —> Don’t you love when fancy words are so fancy they can only be described using other fancy words?

definition via dictionary.reference.com