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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Someone who believes that they will not succeed. An attitude of expecting to be beaten or of accepting a loss with resignation.

Usage examples (38)
  • A positive attitude will get you further in life than a defeatist attitude.
  • For the second day in a row, a defeatist is the first to post on this thread.
  • The prime minister's statement was called defeatist by Liberal finance critic John McCallum.
  • How defeatist is that? for more
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