Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the Pietists.
  • [lowercase] Characterized by strong religious feeling as distinguished from mere intellectual orthodoxy, or doctrinalism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the Pietists; hence, in contempt, affectedly or demonstratively religious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pertaining to pietism, especially that associated with Luther and his followers; excessively pious.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective excessively or hypocritically pious
  • adjective of or relating to Pietism

Etymologies

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From pietist +‎ -ic, probably after German pietistisch.

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  • what is pietism?

    April 17, 2009