Definition of defeatist in English:

defeatist

Line breaks: de¦feat|ist
Pronunciation: /dɪˈfiːtɪst
 
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noun

adjective

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Derivatives

defeatism

noun
More example sentences
  • Such parental pressure, could lead to a distorted perspective, disappointment, defeatism, withdrawal, hurt, anger and much worse.
  • In any case I ask all our friends not to be too emotional and weak stomached, and above all not to help the enemy in what he is desperate to achieve, i.e. defeatism and despair.
  • But what I heard in Art's voice was a sound of such despair and defeatism, that, you know, it was clear that he'd given up.

Origin

early 20th century: from French défaitiste, from défaite 'defeat'.

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