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synonyms for moralizing

  • didactic
  • pedantic
  • sententious
  • trite
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How to use moralizing in a sentence

He walked leisurely on, moralizing as he went, until he had passed Chatham Square, and had got into the somberer district below.
TIN-TYPES TAKEN IN THE STREETS OF NEW YORKLEMUEL ELY QUIGG
Shaking off the depressed mood, he submerged his moralizing nature, and lashed himself into a hearty share in the pleasure-making.
MOUNTAINCLEMENT WOOD
Of course there is much moralizing in this and a smoother movement than in a monologue by Browning.
BROWNING AND THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES. S. CURRY
The story of Grasshopper Green is full of lively humor and emphasizes the virtues of kindness and generosity without moralizing.
GRASSHOPPER GREEN AND THE MEADOW MICEJOHN RAE
An auction of second-hands,—thus moralizing how the fashion of this world passeth away.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 18, NO. 109, NOVEMBER, 1866VARIOUS
There is not a dry paragraph nor a single line of useless moralizing in any of his books.
WHEAT AND HUCKLEBERRIESCHARLOTTE MARION (WHITE) VAILE
This childish respect for moralizing runs through the whole of contemporary criticism—at least in England and America.
DAMN!HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
"No; moralizing is not my forte," he said, shaking his head.
THE SALAMANDEROWEN JOHNSON
While I am moralizing I might as well give my readers the benefit of it.
DAISYMIRANDA ELIOT SWAN
But your head is very naturally running upon Rose, and not upon my moralizing.
TALES AND NOVELS, VOLUME 2 (OF 10)MARIA EDGEWORTH
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WORDS RELATED TO MORALIZING

  • academic
  • advisory
  • donnish
  • edifying
  • enlightening
  • exhortative
  • expository
  • homiletic
  • hortative
  • instructive
  • moral
  • moralizing
  • pedagogic
  • pedantic
  • preachy
  • preceptive
  • schoolmasterist
  • sermonic
  • teacherish
  • teacherly
  • teachy
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