[pahy-i-tiz-uh m] /ˈpaɪ ɪˌtɪz əm/
a movement, originating in the Lutheran Church in Germany in the 17th century, that stressed personal piety over religious formality and orthodoxy.
the principles and practices of the Pietists.
(lowercase) intensity of religious devotion or feeling.
(lowercase) exaggeration or affectation of piety.
a less common word for piety
excessive, exaggerated, or affected piety or saintliness
(history) a reform movement in the German Lutheran Churches during the 17th and 18th centuries that strove to renew the devotional ideal
also Pietism, 1690s, from German Pietismus, originally applied in derision to the movement to revive personal piety in the Lutheran Church, begun in Frankfurt c.1670 by Philipp Jakob Spener (1635-1705). See piety + -ism.
[pee-ter-mar-its-burg] /ˌpi tərˈmær ɪtsˌbɜrg/ noun 1. a city in and the capital of Natal province, in the E Republic of South Africa. [nuh-tal, -tahl; for 2 also Portuguese nuh-tawl] /nəˈtæl, -ˈtɑl; for 2 also Portuguese nəˈtɔl/ noun 1. a province in the E part of the Republic of South Africa. 35,284 sq. mi. (91,886 sq. […]
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[hooch; Dutch hohkh] /hutʃ; Dutch hoʊx/ noun 1. Pieter de [pee-ter duh;; Dutch pee-tuh r duh] /ˈpi tər də;; Dutch ˈpi tər də/ (Show IPA), 1629?–88? Dutch painter. /huːtʃ/ noun 1. (informal, mainly US & Canadian) alcoholic drink, esp illicitly distilled spirits /huːtʃ; Dutch hoːx/ noun 1. Pieter de (ˈpiːtər də). 1629–?1684, Dutch genre painter, […]
[pahy-i-tas] /ˈpaɪ ɪˌtæs/ noun 1. the ancient Roman personification of familial affection, patriotism, and piety. [pee-ey-tah, pyey-tah, pee-ey-tuh, pyey-] /ˌpi eɪˈtɑ, pyeɪˈtɑ, piˈeɪ tə, ˈpyeɪ-/ noun, (sometimes lowercase) Fine Arts. 1. a representation of the Virgin Mary mourning over the body of the dead Christ, usually shown held on her lap. /pɪɛˈtɑː/ noun 1. a […]
[pig-pen] /ˈpɪgˌpɛn/ noun 1. a for keeping . 2. a filthy or untidy place: This kitchen is a pigpen. /ˈpɪɡˌpɛn/ noun (US & Canadian) 1. a pen for pigs; sty 2. a dirty or untidy place noun (also pigsty) Any filthy, littered place: His room’s a pigpen (1872+; 1820+ pigsty)