noun Date: 1687 1. a. a system of religious mysticism teaching that perfection and spiritual peace are attained by annihilation of the will and passive absorption in contemplation of God and divine things b. a passive withdrawn attitude or policy toward the world or worldly affairs 2. a state of calmness or passivity • quietist adjective or nounquietistic adjective

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