Definition of quietistic in US English:

quietistic

adjective

  • See quietism

    • ‘Here situatedness determined ideas: moderate practice led to quietistic theory, while heightened class struggle produced theoretical radicalism.’
    • ‘One suspects he would deplore any such retreat into quietistic bliss, and would instead admonish us with the title of another of his books: Think.’
    • ‘Above all, the author succeeds in revising the portrayal of Lutheranism as a quietistic movement without much impact on modernity.’
    • ‘Words regarding the necessity to change the souls of human beings to effect real change in the world should not be interpreted to mean that black religious leaders were adopting a quietistic approach to civil rights.’

Pronunciation

quietistic

/ˌkwīəˈtistik/