adjective: Characterized by an excessive, narrow adherence to rules without practical judgment.
- Midas-eared adjective: 1. Having poor judgment. 2. Having inability to appreciate something.
- grotesque Definition: (adjective) Characterized by ludicrous, repulsive, or incongruous distortion, as of appearance or manner. Synonyms: monstrous. Usage: The addition of the grotesque, intentionally distorted sculpture entirely changed the character of the surrounding gardens. Discuss
- perspicacity Definition: (noun) The capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions. Synonyms: judgment. Usage: It was a marvelous effort of perspicacity to discover that I did not love her. Discuss
- nanny state noun: A government regarded as having an excessive interest in the welfare of its citizens, as evidenced by public health measures, safety regulations, etc.