preachify
intransitive verb (-ified; -ifying) Date: 1775 to preach ineptly or tediously

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  • Preachify — Preach i*fy (pr[=e]ch [i^]*f[imac]), v. i. [Preach + fy.] To discourse in the manner of a preacher. [Colloq.] Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preachify — [prē′chə fī΄] vi. preachified, preachifying Informal to preach or moralize in a tiresome manner …   English World dictionary

  • preachify — preachification, n. /pree cheuh fuy /, v.i., preachified, preachifying. to preach in an obtrusive or tedious way. [1765 75; PREACH + IFY] * * * …   Universalium

  • preachify — verb To preach didactically; to sermonize …   Wiktionary

  • preachify — verb (preachifies, preachifying, preachified) informal preach or moralize tediously …   English new terms dictionary

  • preachify — preach·ify …   English syllables

  • preachify — preach•i•fy [[t]ˈpri tʃəˌfaɪ[/t]] v. i. fied, fy•ing to preach in an obtrusive or tedious way • Etymology: 1765–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • preachify — /ˈpritʃəfaɪ/ (say preechuhfuy) verb (i) (preachified, preachifying) Chiefly US to preach in an obtrusive or tedious way. {preach + (i)fy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • preachify —  Deliver a long and boring sermon …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • preachify — v.intr. ( ies, ied) colloq. preach or moralize tediously …   Useful english dictionary

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