Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who believes in or practises quietism: applied especially [capitalized] to a body of mystics (followers of Molinos, a Spanish priest) in the latter part of the seventeenth century.
  • noun One who seeks or enjoys quietness; one who advocates a policy of quietness or inactivity.

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

  • noun (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect of mystics originated in the seventeenth century by Molinos, a Spanish priest living in Rome. See quietism.

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  • noun A mystic who follows quietism.
  • noun Someone who is not socially or politically active.

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

  • noun a religious mystic who follows quietism

Etymologies

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From quiet +‎ -ist, after Italian quietista.

Examples

  • There are in particular two political traditions, one of which might be called quietist, the other activist.

    Islamic Revolution

  • In addition, a large group of "quietist" clerics, who generally deride involvement in nitty-gritty politics as being anti-Islam, have steadfastly refused to endorse Ahmadinejad or adopt Khamenei's rhetoric about the election protests.

    latimes.com - News

  • In addition, a large group of "quietist" clerics, who generally deride involvement in nitty-gritty politics as being anti-Islam, have steadfastly refused to endorse Ahmadinejad or adopt Khamenei's rhetoric about the election protests.

    latimes.com - News

  • "quietist" position that moral action derives from a disinterested

    Nicolas Malebranche

  • The geographical position of Australia in the Far East led to the development of an interest in the Dao that reflected his own quietist and patient approach to life.

    A Different Stripe:

  • The geographical position of Australia in the Far East led to the development of an interest in the Dao that reflected his own quietist and patient approach to life.

    Translation

  • In this revision of the ancient martryology, Khomeini catalyzed the evolution of quietist Shi'ism into radicalized, proactive advocates of political martyrdom.

    Qanta Ahmed, MD: Of Madness and Muslim Martyrdom: The Ideal Age of Indoctrination

  • The geographical position of Australia in the Far East led to the development of an interest in the Dao that reflected his own quietist and patient approach to life.

    On Douglas Parmée

  • In this revision of the ancient martryology, Khomeini catalyzed the evolution of quietist Shi'ism into radicalized, proactive advocates of political martyrdom.

    Qanta Ahmed, MD: Of Madness and Muslim Martyrdom: The Ideal Age of Indoctrination

  • In this revision of the ancient martryology, Khomeini catalyzed the evolution of quietist Shi'ism into radicalized, proactive advocates of political martyrdom.

    Qanta Ahmed, MD: Of Madness and Muslim Martyrdom: The Ideal Age of Indoctrination

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