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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Acceptance of the inevitability of losing.

Usage examples (36)
  • Criticizing what he called defeatism, he asked voters to give the surge a chance.
  • The taste of hatred and defeatism is delicious, yet the exhibition of pride and morale is repugnant.
  • Such defeatism is akin to standing at the starting blocks of a race while loudly professing that you cannot win.
  • It still does not change the fact that Vietnam-style defeatism is the defining characteristic of the War’s opponents. for more
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