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preachy

[pree-chee] /ˈpri tʃi/
adjective, preachier, preachiest.
1.
tediously or pretentiously didactic.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; preach + -y1
Related forms
preachily, adverb
preachiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for preachiness

preachy

/ˈpriːtʃɪ/
adjective preachier, preachiest
1.
(informal) inclined to or marked by preaching
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Word Origin and History for preachiness

preachy

adj.

1819, from preach + -y (2). Related: Preachiness.

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