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adjective as in sermonizing

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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.

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.

From Vox

Too much packaging of mental health stories could also seem heavy-handed or preachy.

The moms accuse me of being too preachy and not loving my children.

From Time

But, unlike another famously athletic and God-fearing Tim (Mr. Tebow), Howard is far less preachy.

There were a lot of characters making these preachy speeches.

But Free to Be wasn't politically-correct in an annoyingly preachy way.

And it's not a preachy, political attack on that culture, which was another common reading.

He Said: Overflowing with stock Ryan Murphy tropes, this felt oddly preachy and off-putting rather than endearing.

And Betty isnt so preachy as she was when we weeded dandelions on your lawn, commented Ruth.

They do to-day—only we make a fuss about it and get preachy.

Oh, you are so preachy, you are so good-natured, you believe all the prim things that grown people say!

A clever story, not a bit preachy, but with much influence for right living in evidence throughout.

The Walls of Jericho being a long, preachy and rather foolish tirade against a game of cards, my apparent digression is necessary.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to preachy, such as: moralizing, pontifical, and sententious.

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