Adjective "quietist" definition and examples

(Quietist may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈkwʌɪɪtɪst/

Definitions and examples

noun & adjective

  1. 'The community was quietist, contemplative in spirit, and rather donnish, with Augustine as acknowledged leader providing answers to questions raised in the discussions.'
  2. 'He is not an advocate of clerical activism, preferring the traditional quietist approach to politics.'

More definitions

1. a form of religious mysticism taught by Molinos, a Spanish priest, in the latter part of the 17th century, requiring extinction of the will, withdrawal from worldly interests, and passive meditation on God and divine things; Molinism.

2. some similar form of religious mysticism.

3. mental or bodily repose or passivity.

More examples(as adjective)

"airpalnes can be quietist."

Origin

(quietism)