1 a pious sentiment. b an exaggerated or affected piety.
2 (esp. as Pietism) hist. a movement for the revival of piety in the Lutheran Church in the 17th c.
pietist n. pietistic adj. pietistical adj.
Etymology: G Pietismus (as PIETY)

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