Definition of fatalism
: 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 fatalism that regards social problems as simply inevitable
fatalistplay \ˈfā-tə-list\ noun
fatalisticplay \ˌfā-tə-ˈli-stik\ adjective
fatalisticallyplay \ˌfā-tə-ˈli-sti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of fatalism in a sentence
Many people seem to have developed a sense of fatalism about the war.
First Known Use of fatalism
FATALISM Defined for English Language Learners
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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