Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sermon

2 senses of sermon

Sense 1
sermon, discourse, preaching -- (an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service))
       => address, speech -- (the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets")

Sense 2
sermon, preaching -- (a moralistic rebuke; "your preaching is wasted on him")
       => lecture, speech, talking to -- (a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to")

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