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Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism.
Dorothy Thompson

Meaning of "quietism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUIETISM

quietism  [ˈkwaɪəˌtɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUIETISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Quietism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QUIETISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

quietism

Quietism

Quietism in philosophy is an approach to the subject that sees the role of philosophy as broadly therapeutic or remedial. Quietist philosophers believe that philosophy has no positive thesis to contribute, but rather that its value is in defusing confusions in the linguistic and conceptual frameworks of other subjects, including non-quietist philosophy. By re-formulating supposed problems in a way that makes the misguided reasoning from which they arise apparent, the quietist hopes to put an end to man's confusion, and help return to a state of intellectual quietude.

Definition of quietism in the English dictionary

The definition of quietism in the dictionary is a form of religious mysticism originating in Spain in the late 17th century, requiring withdrawal of the spirit from all human effort and complete passivity to God's will. Other definition of quietism is a state of passivity and calmness of mind towards external events.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUIETISM


acrobatism
ˈækrəbəˌtɪzəm
astigmatism
əˈstɪɡməˌtɪzəm
automatism
ɔːˈtɒməˌtɪzəm
conservatism
kənˈsɜːvəˌtɪzəm
despotism
ˈdɛspəˌtɪzəm
egotism
ˈiːɡəˌtɪzəm
ergotism
ˈɜːɡəˌtɪzəm
erotism
ˈɛrəˌtɪzəm
exotism
ˈɛɡzəˌtɪzəm
hypnotism
ˈhɪpnəˌtɪzəm
metasomatism
ˌmɛtəˈsəʊməˌtɪzəm
nepotism
ˈnɛpəˌtɪzəm
patriotism
ˈpætrɪəˌtɪzəm
pragmatism
ˈpræɡməˌtɪzəm
prelatism
ˈprɛləˌtɪzəm
rheumatism
ˈruːməˌtɪzəm
sabbatism
ˈsæbəˌtɪzəm
stigmatism
ˈstɪɡməˌtɪzəm
Suprematism
sʊˈprɛməˌtɪzəm
traumatism
ˈtrɔːməˌtɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUIETISM

quiesce
quiescence
quiescency
quiescent
quiescent tank
quiescently
quiet
Quiet Revolution
quieten
quietener
quietist
quietistic
quietive
quietly
quietness
quietsome
quietude
quietus
quiff
quight

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUIETISM

animal magnetism
antiferromagnetism
autism
diamagnetism
Docetism
electromagnetism
ferrimagnetism
ferromagnetism
geomagnetism
hermetism
magnetism
martinetism
palaeomagnetism
paleomagnetism
paramagnetism
permanent magnetism
phonetism
pietism
sovietism
syncretism
zoomagnetism

Synonyms and antonyms of quietism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «quietism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUIETISM

Find out the translation of quietism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of quietism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «quietism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

清静无为
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

quietismo
570 millions of speakers

English

quietism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

quietism
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تصوف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

квиетизм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

quietismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বৈরাগ্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

quiétisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kesunyian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Quetismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

平静
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정적주의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tenang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vô vị chủ nghia
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

quietism
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शांतता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dingincilik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

quietismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kwietyzm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

квиетизм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Chietismul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αταραξία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Kwiëtisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kvietism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

quietism
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of quietism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUIETISM»

The term «quietism» is normally little used and occupies the 123.735 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUIETISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about quietism

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QUOTES WITH «QUIETISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word quietism.
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Dorothy Thompson
Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUIETISM»

Discover the use of quietism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to quietism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Mennonite peacemaking: from quietism to activism
The process of modernization levied a dramatic impact on the mode and style of Mennonite peacemaking as shown in this pathbreaking work by Leo Driedger and Donald B. Kraybill.
Leo Driedger, Donald B. Kraybill, 1994
2
Radiating Austerity: Disproving Quietism in Francisco de ...
1Julian Gallego and Jose Gudiol.
Melisa Jeanette Ramos-Palermo, 2009
3
War and Its Discontents: Pacifism and Quietism in the ...
This volume examines the limits Islam, Judaism, and Christianity have set for the use of coercive violence.
J. Patout Burns, 1996
4
Religion and Politics in Iran: Shiʻism from Quietism to ...
These eleven provocative essays explore the intellectual and historical evolution of Iran's state religion in the political arena and provide case studies of major trends and figures in contemporary Iranian Shi'i politics.
Nikki R. Keddie, 1983
5
Heidegger: Decisionism and Quietism
In this way, Heidegger's idea of freedom is quite different from the typical existentialist notion of freedom as unrestricted arbitrariness."--BOOK JACKET.
Mark Basil Tanzer, 2002
6
Fénelon: Selected Writings
By the very nature of their newly acquired state of passivity and perfection, the disciples of Quietism were considered to be docile instruments of God's will and therefore immune to the possibility of sin. Ronald Knox, in his penetrating study of  ...
François de Salignac de La Mothe- Fénelon, Chad Helms, 2006
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Religion and Politics in Iraq: Muslim Shia Clerics Between ...
This book focuses on the dilemma of Iraq's clerics within this setting, caught between political activism and quietism. It addresses also major developments in neighbouring Iran insofar as they had a bearing on Iraq.
M. Ismail Marcinkowski, 2004
8
In Search of Schopenhauer's Cat: Arthur Schopenhauer's ...
Schopenhauer himself gave us a brief but keenly focused definition of “Quietism,” and in doing so, connected it with the concepts of asceticism and mysticism: Quietism, i.e., the giving up of all willing, asceticism, i.e., intentional mortification of ...
Raymond B. Marcin, 2006
9
Beckett Et la Religion:
The Britannica entry on Quietism notes, in words uncannily predicative of Beckett's abiding concerns, the need to distinguish the voice of God (the "Not-I"?1 from the vagaries of imagination by rejecting the "sense of proprietorship" and ...
Marius Buning, Matthijs Engelberts, Onno Rutger Kosters, 2000
10
The Hasidic Psychology: Making Space for Others
Interpersonal Contraction and Active Quietism To grasp the profound socially functional implications emanating from the interactive theory of contraction, it is useful to differentiate between the social connotation inherent in the concept of ...
‎2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUIETISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term quietism is used in the context of the following news items.
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The End of Higher Education as We Know It
That latter get erased in discourses wrapped in a kind of comforting quietism and universalizing of personal trauma that demands not just the suppression of ... «CounterPunch, Jun 15»
2
Pascalian Politics
Paul Griffiths (Decreation) argues that “quietism” about political interest and judgment is a sign here and now of the future quietus of heaven. “Quietism” doesn't ... «First Things, Apr 15»
3
'Let's Break The Quietism' Implores Civil Rights Veteran At MLK …
On Sunday, clergy from local Lutheran, Congregational, and Unitarian churches -- plus a rabbi -- honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at New Hope ... «New Hampshire Public Radio, Jan 15»
4
The Problem With Moderate Islam and Why We Need to Redefine …
Sohaib Sultan is the Imam and Muslim Life Coordinator in the Office of Religious Life at Princeton University. The attitude has led to a quietism in the face of ... «TIME, Dec 14»
5
'It's the Apocalypse, Stupid': Matthew Sutton on how 'Bible prophecy …
... and second, the confusion that comes from imagining that Rapture-obsessed premillennialism retreated into a-political quietism during the New Deal and the ... «Patheos, Dec 14»
6
Race and policing in America
... executive director of Community Renewal Society of Chicago and the co-author of "Radical Reconciliation: Beyond Political Pietism and Christian Quietism.". «Chicago Tribune, Nov 14»
7
Hongkun Museum's 'Frenetic Quietism'
The duo exhibition, Frenetic Quietism, that opened on Saturday at the Hongkun Museum of Fine Art in Beijing on Saturday, sees the return of two such artists ... «Global Times, Nov 14»
8
“Options” for Cultural Engagement
Quietism has never fit well with the pragmatic American ethos and from one angle the Benedictines smack too much of quietist withdrawal. From the view of ... «First Things, Oct 14»
9
Event: Cultural critic Slavoj Žižek asks when is a thing more than just …
... evolved across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries into its own revolutionary force, maybe Žižek's advocating for a kind of radical quietism through which, ... «The Globe and Mail, Aug 14»
10
Is there a realistic non-violent response to the violence in Iraq?
While many agreed that we cannot practice quietism in the midst of the violence in Iraq, there were some who felt I mischaracterized Christian pacifism in the ... «National Catholic Reporter, Aug 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Quietism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/quietism>. Jul 2019 ».
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