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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

QUI'ETISM, n. Peace or tranquility of mind; apathy; dispassion; indisturbance; inaction. In history, quietism is the system of the quietists, who maintained that religion consists in the internal rest or recollection of the mind, employed in contemplating God and submitting to his will.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a form of religious mysticism requiring withdrawal from all human effort and passive contemplation of God

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1687 1. a. a system of religious mysticism teaching that perfection and spiritual peace are attained by annihilation of the will and passive absorption in contemplation of God and divine things b. a passive withdrawn attitude or policy toward the world or worldly affairs 2. a state of calmness or passivity quietist adjective or noun quietistic adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a passive attitude towards life, with devotional contemplation and abandonment of the will, as a form of religious mysticism. 2 the principle of non-resistance. Derivatives: quietist n. & adj. quietistic adj. Etymology: It. quietismo (as QUIET)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Quietism Qui"et*ism, n. [Cf. F. qui['e]tisme.] 1. Peace or tranquillity of mind; calmness; indifference; apathy; dispassion; indisturbance; inaction. 2. (Eccl. Hist.) The system of the Quietists, who maintained that religion consists in the withdrawal of the mind from worldly interests and anxieties and its constant employment in the passive contemplation of God and his attributes.

Moby Thesaurus

Quakerism, a wise passiveness, acquiescence, amenability, ataraxia, ataraxy, blank mind, blankmindedness, blankness, calm of mind, calmness, compliance, composure, contemplation, contemplative life, do-nothing policy, do-nothingism, do-nothingness, dormancy, emptiness of mind, empty-headedness, fallow mind, fatuity, foolishness, humbleness, humility, idleness, immobility, imperturbability, inaction, inactivity, inanity, indolence, inertia, inertness, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, laissez-faireism, lucid stillness, marmoreal repose, meditation, meekness, mental blankness, neutralism, neutrality, neutralness, nirvana, noninvolvement, nonparticipation, nonresistance, nonviolence, nonviolent resistance, obedience, oblivion, pacifism, paralysis, passive resistance, passive self-annihilation, passiveness, passivism, passivity, peace, peacefulness, placidity, placidness, policy, procrastination, quiescence, quiescency, quiet, quietness, quietude, repose, resignation, rest, restfulness, satori, serenity, silence, silken repose, sleep, slumber, stagnancy, stagnation, standpattism, stasis, stillness, submission, submissiveness, tabula rasa, thoughtfreeness, thoughtlessness, tranquillity, uncomplainingness, unintelligence, vacancy, vacuity, vegetation, vita contemplativa, waiting game, watching and waiting, wise passiveness

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