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fatalism

Syllabification: fa·tal·ism
Pronunciation: /ˈfādlˌizəm
 
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Definition of fatalism in English:

noun

1The belief that all events are predetermined and therefore inevitable.
Example sentences
  • The difference reflects the difference between an eschatology of kingdom transformation and hope versus an eschatology of inevitable deterioration and fatalism.
  • Waiting for the inevitable dose of fatalism this analogy provides is somewhat predicable but thoroughly enjoyable.
  • In the end, the novel's central characters embrace a blend of classical and Shakespearean fatalism mixed with existential solipsism.
1.1A submissive outlook, resulting from a fatalistic attitude.
Example sentences
  • In such circumstances, cynicism, passivity and a sense of fatalism can influence public attitudes.
  • Evidence also was lacking to show that attitudes of acceptance, fatalism, or denial affected outcomes.
  • When it comes to American jobs and the global economy, the best words to sum up public attitudes are frustration and fatalism.
Synonyms
passive acceptance, resignation, stoicism, acceptance of the inevitable;
pessimism, defeatism, negativism, negative thinking, doom and gloom;

Derivatives

fatalist

1
noun
Example sentences
  • I'm a fatalist and I believe that once you are up there, there's nothing you can do.
  • Jeremy, an incurable fatalist, is convinced he's destined to marry her.
  • Yes, optimists should stand aside, but fatalists should, too.

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