- a mysticism based on spiritual passivity; specif., a mysticism so minimizing or so completely rejecting human volition and effort as, often, to produce indifference to one's lot in an afterlife and to engender a sense of being incapable of any personal merit or guilt
- lack of concern about what may happen; apathy
Origin of quietismItalian quietismo from Classical Latin quietus: see quiet and -ism
- A form of Christian mysticism enjoining passive contemplation and the beatific annihilation of the will.
- A state of quietness and passivity.
(countable and uncountable, plural quietisms)
quiet +"Ž -ism