pietistic

adjective pi·e·tis·tic \ ˌpī-ə-ˈti-stik \
|Updated on: 29 Jun 2018

Definition of pietistic

1 : of or relating to Pietism
2 a : of or relating to religious devotion or devout persons
b : marked by overly sentimental or emotional devotion to religion : religiose

pietistically

play \ˌpī-ə-ˈti-sti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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1830

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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