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Definition of "preachment" []

  • The act of preaching. (noun)
  • A tiresome or unwelcome moral lecture or discourse; tedious sermonizing. (noun)

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 "preachment" in a sentence
  • "I am afraid that may he a popular slogan, that it captures the fancy of Main Street and Babbitry, but sooner or later our fellow citizens have to learn that that sort of preachment is demagogic and ruinous (Hear, hear.) (Applause.)"
  • "Can you bear with such a long answer to your letter, and forbear calling it a 'preachment'?"
  • "The first grand lesson for you to learn (you must have patience with a little more "preachment") is that the beauty of your building cannot be thrust upon it, but must be born with it, must be an inseparable part of it, the result and evidence of its real worth."