un-preaching

preaching

[pree-ching]
noun
1.
the act or practice of a person who preaches.
2.
the art of delivering sermons.
3.
a sermon.
4.
a public religious service with a sermon.
adjective
5.
of, pertaining to, or resembling preaching: a preaching tone of voice.

Origin:
1225–75; Middle English preching (gerund); see preach, -ing1, -ing2

preachingly, adverb
nonpreaching, adjective, noun
unpreaching, adjective
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Word Origin & History

preach
late O.E. predician, a loan word from Church L., reborrowed 12c. as preachen, from O.Fr. prechier (11c.), from L.L. predicare "to proclaim publicly, announce" (in M.L. "to preach"), from L. præ- "forth" + dicare "to proclaim, to say" (see diction). To preach to the
converted is recorded from 1867. Preacher (early 13c.) is from O.Fr. preecheor, from L. prædicatorem (nom. prædicator), lit. "proclaimer." Slang short form preach (n.) is recorded from 1968.
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