preachier; preachiest
: marked by obvious moralizing : didactic
put off by the speaker's preachy tone
preachily adverb
preachiness noun

Examples of preachy in a Sentence

We were put off by the speaker's preachy tone. a boring and preachy writer
Recent Examples on the Web Literally a two-person tour de force that tackled heavy emotional issues without being preachy or over-the-top. Harrison Richlin, IndieWire, 30 June 2024 But wrapped in a hilarious sitcom, the diverse characters weren’t perceived as preachy by viewers, and instead became beloved parts of the show, After airing for 11 seasons and producing 250 episodes, Modern Family had its finale in 2020. Keith Langston, Peoplemag, 15 June 2024 The famously dialogue-less opening half of the film is pitch perfect; the film’s message of environmental protection never feels overly preachy or tacked on; and the connection between the two robots leads to some of the most beautiful moments in animation — and even film — history. Wilson Chapman, IndieWire, 14 June 2024 While the message isn’t overly preachy, audiences will keenly understand the dangers of becoming unstuck in time by the final credits. Chris Snellgrove,, 2 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for preachy 

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Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preachy was in 1819

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Cite this Entry

“Preachy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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