Verbal Ability - One Word Substitutes - Discussion

Discussion :: One Word Substitutes - Section 1 (Q.No.7)

In questions given below out of four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given word/sentence.


A style in which a writer makes a display of his knowledge

[A]. Pedantic
[B]. Verbose
[C]. Pompous
[D]. Ornate

Answer: Option A


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Uthra said: (Jun 28, 2010)  
Pedantic means a person who is excessively concerned with minor detail or with displaying technical knowledge.

Rich said: (Feb 17, 2011)  
Pompous sounds more appropriate.

Dhanilan said: (Aug 30, 2011)  
Ornate is apt.

Divya said: (Sep 23, 2011)  
Verbose:using more words than are needed.


Ornate:elaborately adorned.

Pedantic:a person concerned with displaying knowledge.

Pedantic is right.

Peky said: (Nov 22, 2011)  
Ornate means embellished with rhetoric; florid or high-flown:.

Eg: an ornate style of writing.

Deesha said: (Feb 7, 2012)  
Scruplous, precise, casuistical.

Yogesh said: (Jul 14, 2012)  
Its from root word, ped = education so pedant is one who display learning ostentatiously.

Manisha said: (Mar 7, 2015)  
I think its wrong. Because pedantic means too much worried about rules and regulations.

Supriya said: (Jun 4, 2015)  
Pedantic means who is excessively concerned with rules.

Mansi said: (Sep 12, 2015)  
Ornate should be the right answer.

Shubham Patel said: (Sep 30, 2016)  
Pedantic is the right answer.

Ashish said: (Apr 11, 2017)  
Pedantic means display a technical knowledge.

Subhash said: (May 23, 2017)  
Explain about Pompous.

Suvechchha said: (Jun 20, 2017)  
'Pompous' suggests self-importance. It is the style by which one can show off his importance. But the importance is not necessarily always connected with 'knowledge' or 'education skill'. Whereas 'Pedantic' suggests an excessive display of technical knowledge. So, option A is correct.

Srishti Garg said: (Jun 20, 2018)  
Pedantic is right because, pedantic- focus on very small detailing while ornate- use of more complex phrases in style and make something highly appealing.

Kabilan said: (Dec 18, 2019)  
Pedantic is the right answer.

Swetha.K said: (Apr 28, 2020)  
Yes, I agree pedantic is the right answer.

Pradiksha said: (Nov 10, 2020)  
It is asking about the person with technical knowledge, so pedantic is the right answer.

Abhijit Singh said: (Jul 18, 2021)  
Agree @Suvechchha.

Here focus on individual skills. So THE right answer will be pompous.

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