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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.
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Adj.1.fatalistic - of or relating to fatalism; "a fatalist person"
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Translations
جَبْري، قَدَري
fatalistický
fatalistisk
fatalisztikus
forlagatrúar
fatalistický
herşeyi kadere bırakan

fatalistic

[ˌfeɪtəˈlɪstɪk] ADJfatalista
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

fatalistic

[ˌfeɪtəˈlɪstɪk] adj (= resigned) → fataliste
to be fatalistic about sth → être fataliste quant à qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

fatalistic

adj, fatalistically
advfatalistisch
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

fatalistic

[ˌfeɪtəˈlɪstɪk] adjfatalistico/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
As the frantic old man thus spoke and thus trampled with his live and dead feet, a sneering triumph that seemed meant for Ahab, and a fatalistic despair that seemed meant for himself --these passed over the mute, motionless Parsee's face.
She handed her feelings over to the actors with a kind of fatalistic resignation.
As Tess's own people down in those retreats are never tired of saying among each other in their fatalistic way: "It was to be." There lay the pity of it.
Archer raised his eyebrows enquiringly at Nastasia, who raised hers in return with a fatalistic "Gia!" as she threw open the drawing-room door.
This evening she had twisted the words of Dostoevsky to suit her mood--a fatalistic mood-- to proclaim that the process of discovery was life, and that, presumably, the nature of one's goal mattered not at all.
Furthermore, the Chinese were excellent workers, while their fatalistic philosophy (or religion) and their stolid nervous organization constituted them splendid soldiers--if they were properly managed.
Into impetuous action they were easily hurried; but their momentary ardor easily cooled into fatalistic despondency.
Poyser was speaking, was caused, less by her sudden conversion to a fatalistic view of jug- breaking than by that strange appearance of Hetty, which had startled her aunt.
Seen in this context, the antisemitism in Poland in the 1930s loses the irrational, almost fatalistic quality that is quite commonly ascribed to it.
He believes that Murphy's Law (what can go wrong will go wrong) should be seen not as a fatalistic, defeatist principle but as a call for alertness and adaptation.
Hildebrandslied ("Song of Hildebrand") Old High German alliterative heroic ballad on the fatalistic theme of a duel of honor between a father and a son.
Fatalistic, innocent, and helpless, they measure their meager lives against an alluring urban and international elsewhere which, for them, simply isn't a viable option.