Definition of quietism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkwaɪətɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwaɪətɪzəm//
[uncountable] (formal)
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an attitude to life which makes you calmly accept things as they are rather than try to change them Word Originlate 17th cent. (denoting the religious mysticism based on the teachings of the Spanish priest Miguel de Molinos (c.1640–97)): from Italian quietismo, based on Latin quies, quiet- ‘quiet’.
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