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Definition of "churchy" [church•y]

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "churchy" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "The property of the churchy is the reversionary property of every family in the kingdom."