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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 ?
Then Captain and crew become practical fatalists. So, with his ivory leg inserted into its accustomed hole, and with one hand firmly grasping a shroud, Ahab for hours and hours would stand gazing dead to windward, while an occasional squall of sleet or snow would all but congeal his very eyelashes together.
Samuel Ferguson.--Excelsior.--Full-length Portrait of the Doctor.--A Fatalist convinced.--A Dinner at the Travellers' Club.--Several Toasts for the Occasion.
"He is far too sensible a man," I thought, "to have become a Fatalist. And yet what else can he mean by it?" And, as I folded up the letter and put it away, I inadvertently repeated the words aloud.
I might not have to use it, but I was fatalist enough to fancy that I should.
Why should I not become a fatalist? Remember how, on the third day that we ascended the Shlangenberg, I was moved to whisper in your ear: 'Say but the word, and I will leap into the abyss.' Had you said it, I should have leapt.
However, I was learning from Ajor, who was more or less of a fatalist, a philosophy which was as necessary in Caspak to peace of mind as is faith to the devout Christian of the outer world.
As he sat there with folded arms, he was surely a fatalist. The question as to whether or not he should ever reach it, should ever find himself really bound for home, was one which seemed to trouble him slightly enough.
If I could convince myself that I have any right to be satisfied with men as they are, and to treat them accordingly, and not according, in some respects, to my requisitions and expectations of what they and I ought to be, then, like a good Mussulman and fatalist, I should endeavor to be satisfied with things as they are, and say it is the will of God.
But I am something of a fatalist, like all good Orientals, and I entered ready, for anything.
Oh, shall I then, again become a fatalist, whom fourteen years of despair and ten of hope had rendered a believer in providence?
First I am a fatalist, and believe that my time is appointed to come quite without reference to my own movements and will, and that if I am to go to Suliman's Mountains to be killed, I shall go there and shall be killed.
"Without being a fatalist to the point of nonresistance," said he, "I have always found that the highest wisdom lies in an acquiescence with the actual." He spoke slowly, and there was a vibration of feeling in his sonorous voice.