defeatism

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noun de·feat·ism \di-ˈfē-ˌti-zəm, dē-\

Definition of defeatism

  1. :  an attitude of accepting, expecting, or being resigned to defeat

defeatist

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Examples of defeatism in a sentence

  1. We must not give in to defeatism. We must be optimistic.

1918

First Known Use of defeatism

1918


DEFEATISM Defined for English Language Learners

defeatism

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noun de·feat·ism \di-ˈfē-ˌti-zəm, dē-\

Definition of defeatism for English Language Learners

  • : a way of thinking in which a person expects to lose or fail


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