verb (used without object), preach·i·fied, preach·i·fy·ing.

to preach in an obtrusive or tedious way.

Origin of preachify

First recorded in 1765–75; preach + -ify
Related formspreach·i·fi·ca·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(intr) informal to preach or moralize in a tedious manner
Derived Formspreachifying, noun
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