AskDefine | Define quietism

Dictionary Definition

quietism n : a form of religious mysticism requiring withdrawal from all human effort and passive contemplation of God

Extensive Definition

Quietism may refer to:
quietism in Finnish: Kvietismi

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Quakerism, a wise passiveness, acquiescence, amenability, ataraxia, ataraxy, blank mind, blankmindedness, blankness, calm of mind, calmness, compliance, composure, contemplation, contemplative life, do-nothing policy, do-nothingism, do-nothingness, dormancy, emptiness of mind, empty-headedness, fallow mind, fatuity, foolishness, humbleness, humility, idleness, immobility, imperturbability, inaction, inactivity, inanity, indolence, inertia, inertness, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, laissez-faireism, lucid stillness, marmoreal repose, meditation, meekness, mental blankness, neutralism, neutrality, neutralness, nirvana, noninvolvement, nonparticipation, nonresistance, nonviolence, nonviolent resistance, obedience, oblivion, pacifism, paralysis, passive resistance, passive self-annihilation, passiveness, passivism, passivity, peace, peacefulness, placidity, placidness, policy, procrastination, quiescence, quiescency, quiet, quietness, quietude, repose, resignation, rest, restfulness, satori, serenity, silence, silken repose, sleep, slumber, stagnancy, stagnation, standpattism, stasis, stillness, submission, submissiveness, tabula rasa, thoughtfreeness, thoughtlessness, tranquillity, uncomplainingness, unintelligence, vacancy, vacuity, vegetation, vita contemplativa, waiting game, watching and waiting, wise passiveness
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