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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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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
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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.
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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
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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
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fatalism

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

fatalism

[ˈfeɪtəlɪzəm] Nfatalismo m
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fatalism

[ˈfeɪtəlɪzəm] nfatalisme m
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fatalism

nFatalismus m
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fatalism

[ˈfeɪtəˌlɪzm] nfatalismo
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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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They just accept fatalistically whatever is doled out to them by PIA mandarins.
And by the time those who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time are buried, public interest is dying down, and nothing, absolutely nothing, is done about it, and people wait almost fatalistically for the next mass killing while refraining at any cost from criticizing and upsetting the powerful gun lobby, the National Rifle Association.
In fact, none of them expected to live and had fatalistically wrote farewell letters to their wives and families in Russia, believing that they would never see them again.
"Especially among the older generation, there is a tendency to think fatalistically about cancer--that it is in God's hands, or that it is a death sentence.
The ghosts in Turner's poetry do not, or at least do not simply, point to the kind of traumatic melancholy identified in trauma studies, "in which one is haunted or possessed by the past and performatively caught up in the compulsive repetition of traumatic scenes--scenes in which the past returns and the future is blocked or fatalistically caught up in a melancholic feedback loop" (LaCapra 21).
The world, we have been taught, consists of two types of people: developed (the underlying thought always was and is, "white" or white-like) and underdeveloped (or among current euphemisms, developing, or less fatalistically, lower-income).
fatalistically take in stride, that threat seems less urgent.
French intellectual and sociologist Pierre Bourdieu assesses that both men and women are guilty of "[embodying] the historical structures of the masculine order in the form of unconscious schemes of perception and appreciation." Bourdieu concludes, arguably fatalistically, that even in the attempt to understand this ingrained androcentrism, society is unfortunately susceptible to tactics, methodologies, and modes of thought that are products of masculine domination itself.
If Lorimer distributed his useful concept of wildlife charisma more broadly throughout his argument, perhaps his orientation wouldn't be so fatalistically consigned to bureaucratic managerialism, to eco-governmentality, to shrugging his shoulders at the inanities of conservation in the Anthropocene.
Haunted, one might venture to guess, by the specter of Vietnam, the author seems fatalistically resigned to American failure, in the Middle East and in its other misguided imperial adventures.
According to Pearlin and Schooler (1978), mastery is a psychological resource defined by the degree to which "one regards one's life chances as being under one's own control in contrast to being fatalistically ruled" (p.