Definition of preachy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpriːtʃi/

adjective (preachier, preachiest)

Having or showing a tendency to give moral advice in a tedious or self-righteous way: his patriotic pictures had a preachy tone
More 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.



Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with preachy

caliche, Campeche, peachy, screechy
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