Examples of defeatism in a Sentence
We must not give in to defeatism. We must be optimistic.
Recent Examples of defeatism from the Web
There has not been this much defeatism around the Royals since July 2014, and there has not been this much optimism about the Chiefs’ future since Reid and Dorsey took over.
This is defeatism that is both irrational and dangerous.
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First Known Use of defeatism
DEFEATISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of defeatism for English Language Learners
: a way of thinking in which a person expects to lose or fail
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