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synonyms for preachy

  • moralizing
  • pontifical
  • sententious
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How to use preachy in a sentence

She teaches yoga for chefs, teens, writers, gardeners, those struggling with social anxiety—basically, it’s yoga for the people, and none of it feels preachy or exclusive or like you need to know anything about it before you click play.
ADRIENE MISHLER’S GUIDE TO AUSTINERILEYSEPTEMBER 24, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
I’m looking for narrative-driven books that are still nuanced and well-observed, basically not sensational or bang-you-over-the-head preachy in style.
ASK A BOOK CRITIC: WHAT’S A GOOD SUMMER READ WITH A WONDER YEARS FEEL?CONSTANCE GRADYJULY 13, 2021VOX
Too much packaging of mental health stories could also seem heavy-handed or preachy.
IN A RARE ADMISSION, MTV SAYS ITS MENTAL-HEALTH PORTRAYALS ARE SOMETIMES DAMAGINGSTEVEN ZEITCHIKAPRIL 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The moms accuse me of being too preachy and not loving my children.
THESE MOMS WORK AS DOCTORS AND SCIENTISTS. BUT THEY'VE ALSO TAKEN ON ANOTHER JOB: FIGHTING COVID-19 MISINFORMATION ONLINEELIANA DOCKTERMANMARCH 24, 2021TIME
And Betty isnt so preachy as she was when we weeded dandelions on your lawn, commented Ruth.
GIRL SCOUTS AT DANDELION CAMPLILLIAN ELIZABETH ROY
They do to-day—only we make a fuss about it and get preachy.
THE MEMOIRS OF AN AMERICAN CITIZENROBERT HERRICK
Oh, you are so preachy, you are so good-natured, you believe all the prim things that grown people say!
BETTY LEICESTERSARAH ORNE JEWETT
A clever story, not a bit preachy, but with much influence for right living in evidence throughout.
IRMA IN ITALYHELEN LEAH REED
The Walls of Jericho being a long, preachy and rather foolish tirade against a game of cards, my apparent digression is necessary.
AINSLEE'S MAGAZINE, VOLUME 16, NO. 2, SEPTEMBER, 1905VARIOUS
Viewed from the standpoint of one immune from the bridge germ, it is a dull and preachy succession of platitudes.
AINSLEE'S MAGAZINE, VOLUME 16, NO. 2, SEPTEMBER, 1905VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO PREACHY

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