Definition of pietistically in US English:

pietistically

adverb

  • See pietism

    • ‘For those who pietistically claimed that God treated us even-handedly because, as they wanted to claim, God was neutral, we had many biblical texts to refer to which showed that God was in fact notoriously biased.’
    • ‘The following poems largely avoid anything mawkish or pietistically simple, or on the other hand too gloomy or gruesome; they are all good literature.’
    • ‘Those who felt the impact of the pietistically inclined awakenings were often critical of the forms and practices of the state church and the clergy.’

Pronunciation

pietistically

/-tik(ə)lē/