pietistic

Pietism

[pahy-i-tiz-uhm]
noun
1.
a movement, originating in the Lutheran Church in Germany in the 17th century, that stressed personal piety over religious formality and orthodoxy.
2.
the principles and practices of the Pietists.
3.
(lowercase) intensity of religious devotion or feeling.
4.
(lowercase) exaggeration or affectation of piety.

Origin:
1690–1700; < German Pietismus < Latin piet(ās) piety + German -ismus -ism

Pietist, noun
pietistic, pietistical, adjective
pietistically, adverb


4. sanctimony.
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pietism (ˈpaɪɪˌtɪzəm)
 
n
1.  a less common word for piety
2.  excessive, exaggerated, or affected piety or saintliness
 
'pietist
 
n
 
pie'tistic
 
adj
 
pie'tistical
 
adj

Pietism (ˈpaɪɪˌtɪzəm)
 
n
history a reform movement in the German Lutheran Churches during the 17th and 18th centuries that strove to renew the devotional ideal
 
'Pietist
 
n

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