, 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.
Origin: 1690–1700; Related forms
< German Pietismus
< Latin piet
+ German -ismus -ism
pi·e·tis·tic, pi·e·tis·ti·cal, adjective
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