pietistic(redirected from pietisticly)
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1. Stress on the emotional and personal aspects of religion.
2. Affected or exaggerated piety.
3. Pietism A reform movement in the German Lutheran Church during the 1600s and 1700s, which strove to renew the devotional ideal in the Protestant religion.
[German Pietismus, from Latin pietās, piety; see piety.]
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|Adj.||1.||pietistic - of or relating to Pietism; "the Pietistic movement"|
|2.||pietistic - excessively or hypocritically pious; "a sickening sanctimonious smile"|
pious - having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings"