adjective (preachier, preachiest)• informal
- Having or showing a tendency to give moral advice in a tedious or self-righteous way: his patriotic pictures had a preachy toneMore example sentences
- Most critically, it has no moral centre, just a preachy moral lesson.
- The themes of the film are worn on its striped, embroidered sleeve, and often the script gets preachy with its sanctimonious moralizing.
- His need to impart lessons about baseball and life tends to make him sound, at times, preachy and sanctimonious.
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- The newer generation of film-makers have reacted against its perceived preachiness, looking instead for a style that is imaginative, challenging, and visually stimulating.
- It was long on the preachiness, long on the abuse, long on the ‘preaching to the choir’ factor, and very, very short on actual analysis.
- She's gotten less reliant on the single descending tone, with its tendency toward preachiness.