Definition of Pietistic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to Pietism. "The Pietistic movement"

Exact synonyms: Pietistical
Partainyms: Pietism, Pietism
Derivative terms: Pietism, Pietism



2. Adjective. Excessively or hypocritically pious. "A sickening sanctimonious smile"

Definition of Pietistic

1. a. Of or pertaining to the Pietists; hence, in contempt, affectedly or demonstratively religious.

Definition of Pietistic

1. Adjective. Pertaining to pietism, especially that associated with (w Luther) and his followers; excessively pious. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pietistic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pietistic

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piesesthesia
pieshop
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piesis
piet
piet-my-vrou
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pieties
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pietisms
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pietistic (current term)
pietistical
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piewoman
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Literary usage of Pietistic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"A third group show either pietistic or Scriptural- istic influences. They are pronouncedly anti- rationalistic, and reveal the sharp ecclesiastical tendency ..."

2. A Manual of Church History by Albert Henry Newman (1903)
"Pietism and the pietistic Controversies. LITERATURE: Dorner, "Hist, of Prot. ... (i) Antecedents of the pietistic Movement. The utterly depressed condition ..."

3. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"For some time under Arnold's influence and moving in pietistic circles, he afterwards took up an independent attitude and became a " free-thinker among the ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"For some time under Arnold's influence and moving in pietistic circles, he afterwards took up an independent attitude and became a "free-thinker among the ..."

5. 'Hail and Farewell!' by George Moore (1912)
"... as we say in Ireland, for even when writing about the marriage-bed he cannot refrain from pietistic allusion: ' For when she dreams, ..."

6. The Philosophy of History in France and Germany by Robert Flint (1874)
"... marked an extreme point in the pietistic reaction against a dead orthodoxy and Churchly self-sufficiency and intolerance, subordinating as it did ..."

7. A New General Biographical Dictionary by Hugh James Rose (1853)
"Wöllner and others of the mystic and pietistic party, issued an edict condemning all freedom of thought in religious matters, Spalding, who belonged to the ..."

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