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quietism

[kwahy-i-tiz-uh m] /ˈkwaɪ ɪˌtɪz əm/
noun
1.
a form of religious mysticism taught by Molinos, a Spanish priest, in the latter part of the 17th century, requiring extinction of the will, withdrawal from worldly interests, and passive meditation on God and divine things; Molinism.
2.
some similar form of religious mysticism.
3.
mental or bodily repose or passivity.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; < Italian quietismo orig., prayer in a state of quietude. See quiet2, -ism
Related forms
quietist, noun, adjective
quietistic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for quietist

quietism

/ˈkwaɪəˌtɪzəm/
noun
1.
a form of religious mysticism originating in Spain in the late 17th century, requiring withdrawal of the spirit from all human effort and complete passivity to God's will
2.
a state of passivity and calmness of mind towards external events
Derived Forms
quietist, noun, adjective
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