- the beliefs and practices of the Pietists
- an exaggerated pious feeling or attitude
Origin of pietismGerman pietismus: see Pietist
- Stress on the emotional and personal aspects of religion.
- Affected or exaggerated piety.
- 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.
Origin of pietismGerman Pietismus, from Latin pietās, piety; see piety.
From piety +"Ž -ism.