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adj. preach·i·er, preach·i·est
Inclined or given to tedious and excessive moralizing; didactic.

preach′i·ly adv.
preach′i·ness n.
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the quality of being preachy; a preachy style, esp a tedious one
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It's about Harry's green hypocrisy - his "do as I say, not as I do" preachiness and eco-warrior posturing.
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One critic noted that there was "much more of Anna and May, unfortunately, than of Wong in the lady's voice, which imparts an uncomfortable dissonance, a plaintive monotone of New England preachiness, to the chinoiserie" (47)
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But rather than veer toward preachiness, the show observes how unprepared law enforcement is for online threats--how difficult it is for our political system to govern the privately owned sandbox of free speech and user profiles.
Humanity, not treacle or preachiness, was also what had to come out in these moments in the film.
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The second trilogy was a child of the post-Cold War Clinton era, when "preachiness" was an unforgivable sin in the entertainment media, when sexual transgressions were recast as trivial "lifestyle choices," and when the bright-line certainties of the Cold War were replaced by the muddled values of a culture no longer secure in its sense of manifest destiny as defender of the "free world." As Russia and China discovered capitalism, in what sense could the United States still lay claim to the aura of moral rightness as a "shining city on a hill" that it had enjoyed since the colonial era?