[ pahy-i-tiz-uhm ]
/ ˈpaɪ ɪˌtɪz əm /
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a movement, originating in the Lutheran Church in Germany in the 17th century, that stressed personal piety over religious formality and orthodoxy.
the principles and practices of the Pietists.
(lowercase) intensity of religious devotion or feeling.
(lowercase) exaggeration or affectation of piety.
OTHER WORDS FOR Pietism
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OTHER WORDS FROM PietismPi·e·tist, nounpi·e·tis·tic, pi·e·tis·ti·cal, adjectivepi·e·tis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use Pietism in a sentence
She caused the Pietist to visit her daily and instruct her in the stern belief.
More than once she had thought of changing her mode of life to plunge into a pietist course of simplicity and asceticism.Greifenstein|F. Marion Crawford
These laconic words of this wise pietist give us an insight into the significance of emotional life of woman.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
The Duchess seemed much annoyed, and said that in this case she would invite the Pietist to preach to her in the castle itself.
Kanitz is a pietist and legitimist, while Blow is neither one nor the other.Memoirs of the Duchesse De Dino|Duchesse De Dino
British Dictionary definitions for Pietism (1 of 2)
/ (ˈpaɪɪˌtɪzəm) /
a less common word for piety
excessive, exaggerated, or affected piety or saintliness
Derived forms of pietismpietist, nounpietistic or pietistical, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Pietism (2 of 2)
/ (ˈpaɪɪˌtɪzəm) /
history a reform movement in the German Lutheran Churches during the 17th and 18th centuries that strove to renew the devotional ideal
Derived forms of PietismPietist, noun
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