Definition of pietism:
pretense, sanctimony, cant, devoutness, piety, sham, pharisaism, sanctimoniousness, religion, dissimulation, religionism, religiosity, piousness, hypocrisy, devotion, religiousness, formalism, affectation, religiousism.
To Odo, fresh from the pure air of Donnaz, where the faith of his kinsfolk expressed itself in charity, self- denial and a noble decency of life, there was something stifling in the atmosphere of languishing pietism in which his mother's friends veiled the emptiness of their days.- "The Valley of Decision", Edith Wharton.
- "A Short History of French Literature", George Saintsbury.
- "Masterman and Son", W. J. Dawson.