fatalism

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noun fa·tal·ism \-tə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of fatalism

  1. :  a doctrine that events are fixed in advance so that human beings are powerless to change them; also :  a belief in or attitude determined by this doctrine

fatalist

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fatalistic

play \ˌfā-tə-ˈlis-tik\ adjective

fatalistically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of fatalism in a sentence

  1. Many people seem to have developed a sense of fatalism about the war.

1678

First Known Use of fatalism

1678


FATALISM Defined for English Language Learners

fatalism

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noun fa·tal·ism \-tə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of fatalism for English Language Learners

  • : the belief that what will happen has already been decided and cannot be changed


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