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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.defeatist - someone who is resigned to defeat without offering positive suggestions
pessimist - a person who expects the worst

defeatist

noun
1. pessimist, sceptic, cynic, misery, scoffer, doubter, killjoy, quitter, prophet of doom, yielder a defeatist might give up at this point
adjective
1. pessimistic, resigned, despairing, hopeless, foreboding, despondent, fatalistic Don't go out there with a defeatist attitude.
Translations
إنْهِزامي
kapitulantporaženec
defatist
kishitû
uppgjafarsinni
porazenecporazenecký
çabuk pes eden

defeatist

[dɪˈfiːtɪst]
A. ADJderrotista
B. Nderrotista mf

defeatist

[dɪˈfiːtɪst]
adjdéfaitiste
ndéfaitiste mf

defeatist

nDefätist m

defeatist

[dɪˈfiːtɪst] n & adjdisfattista (m/f)

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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