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preachify

[ pree-chuh-fahy ]
/ ˈpri tʃəˌfaɪ /
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verb (used without object), preach·i·fied, preach·i·fy·ing.

to preach in an obtrusive or tedious way.

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Origin of preachify

First recorded in 1765–75; preach + -ify
preach·i·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for preachify

preachify
/ (ˈpriːtʃɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

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