Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Conforming or adhering rigorously to the practices or creeds of a church.
  • adj. Of, suitable for, or suggesting a church: "two . . . ladies in churchy hats sipping pale pink drinks” ( Anne Tyler).

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  • adj. piously Christian
  • n. one who is piously Christian

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to a church; unduly fond of church forms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the church or to ecclesiasticism; given to or supporting ecclesiasticism: as, very churchy in tastes or language.

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Examples

  • Instead, Dr. Hawkes will tackle spiritual issues surrounding death and life - "what I call the churchy part" - although the service is intended to be religiously and politically inclusive, and will have readings from Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions.

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  • My impression is that the producer wanted to demonstrate the power of a changed life through Christ without getting too churchy, which is good, but I would've liked to see the gospel communicated more clearly at the end.

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  • The property of the churchy is the reversionary property of every family in the kingdom.

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  • Isn't this a very "churchy" thing which somehow ties up our energies in recruitment to something or other without really addressing the transformation or prophetic quality that the church needs to have in the world?

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  • Incense here has, to me, a definite "churchy" feel, more specifically, for some reason it makes me think of Orthodox churches with their combination of austere spirit and Byzantine opulence.

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  • The service in church was nice, although a bit too "churchy" for my tastes.

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  • It helped perhaps that the conductor went for it full throttle and wasn't "churchy" about his interpretation.

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  • I guess we all have a "churchy" person in our lives.

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  • I imagine that mom herself might have said, had she had the "churchy" words and spiritual support, that she believed in an afterlife, in part because she had been blessed with vivid experiences her father's and brother's non-physical presence after their deaths.

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  • But "churchy" Unitarian Universalism isn't new; it existed right alongside the chemistry professor fellowships.

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