Definition of pulpitry in English:



  • [mass noun] The activity of preaching or sermonizing.

    • ‘He must inspire, exhort, sermonize, edify, or warn, resort to pulpitry in general.’
    • ‘Nature is generalized, rendered abstract, and interpreted consistently in a spirit of sanctimonious pulpitry.’
    • ‘Grandstanding in the United Nations and empty pulpitry is not going to alter the logic of recent global developments.’
    • ‘The pap and nonsense of a sentimental pulpitry, art, and literature.’
    • ‘It can be tough when your father, the prime minister, has just indulged in pulpitry about drunken yobs.’
    religious teaching, instruction, message
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