defeatism


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de·feat·ism

 (dĭ-fē′tĭz′əm)
n.
Acceptance of or resignation to the prospect of defeat.

de·feat′ist adj. & n.

defeatism

(dɪˈfiːtɪzəm)
n
a ready acceptance or expectation of defeat
deˈfeatist n, adj

de•feat•ism

(dɪˈfi tɪz əm)

n.
the attitude of a person who is resigned to defeat.
[1915–20; < French défaitisme]
de•feat′ist, n., adj.

defeatism

1. the acceptance of defeat as a foregone conclusion and the resultant failure to make an effort to succeed.
2. the views underlying acceptance of the frustration or thwarting of a goal, especially by the failure to prevent them. Cf. futilitarianism. — defeatist, n., adj.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.defeatism - acceptance of the inevitability of defeat
resignation, surrender - acceptance of despair
Translations
إنْهِزامِيَّه
defétismus
defatismeselvopgivelse
kishitûség
uppgjafarandi
defetizmus
bozgunculukpes etme

defeatism

[dɪˈfiːtɪzəm] Nderrotismo m

defeatism

[dɪˈfiːtɪzəm] ndéfaitisme m

defeatism

nDefätismus m

defeatism

[dɪˈfiːtɪzm] ndisfattismo

defeat

(diˈfiːt) verb
to win a victory over. They defeated our team by three goals; We will defeat the enemy eventually.
noun
the loss of a game, battle, race etc. His defeat in the last race depressed him; We suffered yet another defeat.
deˈfeated adjective
(negative undefeated). a defeated enemy.
deˈfeatism noun
a state of mind in which one expects and accepts defeat too easily. The defeatism of the captain affects the rest of the players.
deˈfeatist noun, adjective
(of) a person who gives up too easily and is too easily discouraged. She is such a defeatist; She has a defeatist attitude to life.
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