fatalism


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fa·tal·ism

 (fāt′l-ĭz′əm)
n.
1. The doctrine that all events are predetermined by fate and are therefore unalterable.
2. Acceptance of the belief that all events are predetermined and inevitable.

fa′tal·ist n.
fa′tal·is′tic adj.
fa′tal·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

fatalism

(ˈfeɪtəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. (Philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that all events are predetermined so that man is powerless to alter his destiny
2. (Philosophy) the acceptance of and submission to this doctrine
3. a lack of effort or action in the face of difficulty
ˈfatalist n
ˌfatalˈistic adj
ˌfatalˈistically adv

fa•tal•ism

(ˈfeɪt lˌɪz əm)

n.
1. the acceptance of all things and events as inevitable; submission to fate.
2. the doctrine that all events are subject to fate or inevitable predetermination.
[1670–80]
fa′tal•ist, n.
fa`tal•is′tic, adj.
fa`tal•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.

fatalism

the doctrine that all things are subject to fate or inevitable predestination and that man is ultimately unable to prevent inevitabilities. Cf. determinism.fatalist, n.fatalistic, adj.
See also: Philosophy
the viewpoints of believers in the doctrine that all things are determined by the nature of existence and beyond human influence. — fatalist, n.fatalistic, adj.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fatalism - a submissive mental attitude resulting from acceptance of the doctrine that everything that happens is predetermined and inevitable
acceptance, credence - the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true; "he gave credence to the gossip"; "acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years"
2.fatalism - a philosophical doctrine holding that all events are predetermined in advance for all time and human beings are powerless to change them
determinism - (philosophy) a philosophical theory holding that all events are inevitable consequences of antecedent sufficient causes; often understood as denying the possibility of free will

fatalism

noun resignation, acceptance, passivity, determinism, stoicism, necessitarianism, predestinarianism Complacent fatalism has become fashionable.
Translations
جَبْرِيَّه، مَذْهب القَضاء والقَدَر
fatalismus
fatalisme
fatalizmus
forlagatrú, örlagatrú
fatalizmus
fatalizmkadercilik

fatalism

[ˈfeɪtəlɪzəm] Nfatalismo m

fatalism

[ˈfeɪtəlɪzəm] nfatalisme m

fatalism

nFatalismus m

fatalism

[ˈfeɪtəˌlɪzm] nfatalismo

fate

(feit) noun
1. (sometimes with capital) the supposed power that controls events. Who knows what fate has in store (= waiting for us in the future)?
2. a destiny or doom, eg death. A terrible fate awaited her.
ˈfatalism noun
the belief that fate controls everything, and man cannot change it.
ˈfatalist noun
a person who believes in fatalism. He is a complete fatalist – he just accepts everything that happens to him.
ˌfataˈlistic adjective
ˈfated adjective
controlled or intended by fate. He seemed fated to arrive late wherever he went.
ˈfateful adjective
involving important decisions, results etc. At last the fateful day arrived.
References in classic literature ?
We are forced to fall back on fatalism as an explanation of irrational events (that is to say, events the reasonableness of which we do not understand).
The unexpected march of events had converted him to the doctrine of fatalism. Nothing could be helped now.
He needed all her assistance and all her loyalty in these new conjunctures his fatalism had already accepted.
Though Mr Verloc's fatalism accepted his undoing as a secret agent, he had no mind to be utterly ruined, mostly, it must be owned, from regard for his wife.
"But would not that be Fatalism? Where would Free-Will come in?"
They were generous young souls; they had been reared in the lonely country nooks where fatalism is a strong sentiment, and they did not blame her.
In doing so, he had simply obeyed the laws of his nature, and we have good reason to believe that he was, to some extent, a fatalist, but of an orthodox school of fatalism withal, that led him to rely upon himself and even upon Providence.
"You were not born and reared in the jungle by wild beasts and among wild beasts, or you would possess, as I do, the fatalism of the jungle."
"We must come back once more to our fatalism," said he.
It came to him, and he accepted it with a sort of eager fatalism. I must say that to me it appeared about the most dangerous thing in every way he had come upon so far.
It is a pity you don't take the trouble to study fatalism, the religion of the Emperor Napoleon."
He was not "a thinking machine"; for that is a brainless phrase of modern fatalism and materialism.