Definition of churchiness in US English:

churchiness

noun

  • See churchy

    • ‘Hay puts the churchiness down to the type of people who wanted to get ahead, although the parsimoniousness of Hay the elder perhaps encouraged self-help.’
    • ‘His discourse is saturated in churchiness.’
    • ‘The Tories don't try to wrap themselves in toe-curling churchiness as the prime minister does.’
    • ‘‘I want to spend most of my ministry in this diocese, not tied to the structures, the bureaucracy, the churchiness which can so easily quench the gospel message,’ he said.’