preach·​ment ˈprēch-mənt How to pronounce preachment (audio)
: the act or practice of preaching
: sermon, exhortation
specifically : a tedious or unwelcome one

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Both figures suggest that the Church’s preachment would be inaccessible to the majority of the English people in both Latin and the vernacular without some sort of visual aid. John Hirschauer, National Review, 14 Nov. 2019 And the filmmaker—a cold term for such a masterly artist—has portrayed every bit of it with perfect clarity and not the slightest whiff of preachment. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 21 Nov. 2018 His preachments about climate change, to put a rational gloss on it, were a sales pitch. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, 22 June 2018 No preachments are preached, no parables are dwelled on. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 9 Dec. 2017 No preachments are preached, no parables are dwelled on. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 23 Feb. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of preachment was in the 14th century

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“Preachment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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