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Of or relating to Pietism.  Synonym: pietistical.
Excessively or hypocritically pious.  Synonyms: holier-than-thou, pharisaic, pharisaical, pietistical, sanctimonious, self-righteous.

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"Pietistic" Quotes from Famous Books

... Spanish War. There were during the period from 1870 to 1900 many other writers of fiction, who often proceeded in conventional and time-honoured ways to tell their tale, but none of them is especially significant for the general view or as showing any tendencies of an original sort. The pietistic novel, for example, was produced with immense popularity by Edward Payson Roe (1838-1888), who shared the same vogue as Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881), and both fell heir to the same audience which in the earlier period had welcomed ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia

... pietistic, introspective, accustomed, I have no doubt, from that early training of domestic piety and sacerdotal surroundings, to see all this gay, vast phantasmagoria of life the antechamber to a greater, more enduring, and better world beyond those ...
— Sketches In The House (1893) • T. P. O'Connor

Words linked to "Pietistic" :   holier-than-thou, pious, pietism

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