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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Inclined or given to tedious and excessive moralizing; didactic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Inclined to preach or give long-winded moral advice; of a tedious moralizing tendency.

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  • adjective Tending toward excessive moralization.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective inclined to or marked by tedious moralization

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Examples

  • As far as preachy is concerned, man so was Kung Fu Panda, people just liked the kung fu.

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  • What elevates "Victim" above the preachy is the director's sustained upending of cinematic convention and the film's wealth of strong performances in roles large and small—starting with affecting portrayals by Bogarde and Sylvia Syms, as his patient but conflicted wife.

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  • I sort of messed it up, because I didn't want to sound too camp and preachy, which is my problem in most of my prose and even poetry.

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  • Needless to say we like this ad, it strikes the right balance of whimsy and preachy, which is to say more of the former and less of the latter.

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  • But she pulls it off; her characters – including the villains - are compelling, not "preachy" or "wooden."

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  • Would be interested to hear what you think of the criticism 'preachy' at some later time, which as best I can tell primarily just means the reader recognized ideas they personally disagreed with.

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  • Rarely do the characters in Moon feel as "preachy" as they do in Troopers, but just as much information, if not more, is delivered regarding Heinlein's thoughts on the role of the individual in a society.

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  • Rarely do the characters in Moon feel as "preachy" as they do in Troopers, but just as much information, if not more, is delivered regarding Heinlein's thoughts on the role of the individual in a society.

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  • And please PLEASE do not dismiss advocacy for these issues as being "preachy".

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  • It's kind of preachy and her "aren't we the coolest family EVER?" tone can get more than a little annoying.

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