quietist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n quietist a religious mystic who follows quietism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Quietist (Eccl. Hist) One of a sect of mystics originated in the seventeenth century by Molinos, a Spanish priest living in Rome. See Quietism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n quietist One who believes in or practises quietism: applied especially [capitalized] to a body of mystics (followers of Molinos, a Spanish priest) in the latter part of the seventeenth century. Somewhat similar views were held by the Euchites, Beghards, Beguines, Hesychasts, Brethren of the Free Spirit, and others of less note.
    • n quietist One who seeks or enjoys quietness; one who advocates a policy of quietness or inactivity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Quietist one who believes in this doctrine (Molinos, Mme. Guyon, &c.)
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. quiétiste,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. quietusquiscĕre, to rest.

Usage

In literature:

I understand, now, the intellectual mood of the quietist.
"The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft" by George Gissing
The conclusions were conservative, quietistic, comforting.
"The Way of All Flesh" by Samuel Butler
The one was a quietist evangelical; the other a staunch High Churchman.
"History of the Moravian Church" by J. E. Hutton
Bhartari Raja, as I have said, became a quietist and a philosopher.
"Vikram and the Vampire" by Richard F. Burton
I shall take down my Snyders and Rubens when I get home; and turn quietist.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Is it wonderful that there have been quietists in the world ever since Christ's religion was first preached upon earth.
"Lady Audley's Secret" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
In the early period of his messianic career, the period of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus was a thorough quietist.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
All of this led me to the Mystics and Quietists.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
The great reputation acquired by Molinos and Petrucci, occasioned a daily increase of the Quietists.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
I am a quietist by constitution.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 8" by Various
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