|Pedant [ PED-nt ]|
|[ noun ]|
|1. a person who makes an excessive or inappropriate display of learning.|
2. a person who overemphasizes rules or minor details.
3. a person who adheres rigidly to book knowledge without regard to common sense.
|USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :|
|The conference for Chemical engineers held recently in New Delhi was attended by world renowned pedants.|