preach·​ment | \ ˈprēch-mənt How to pronounce preachment (audio) \

Definition of preachment

1 : the act or practice of preaching
2 : sermon, exhortation specifically : a tedious or unwelcome one

Examples of preachment in a Sentence

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, "An Icon for Saint Greta Thunberg," 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, "Sublime Domesticity: The Intimate Grandeur That Is ‘Roma’," 21 Nov. 2018 His preachments about climate change, to put a rational gloss on it, were a sales pitch. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "A Tesla Crackup Foretold," 22 June 2018 No preachments are preached, no parables are dwelled on. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "The Best Films of 2017: Cinematic Gold Amid the Dross," 9 Dec. 2017 No preachments are preached, no parables are dwelled on. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Get Out’ Review: Black, White and Terrific All Over," 23 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of preachment

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Preachment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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