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English definition of “defeatism”

defeatism

noun [U]    /dɪˈfi·t̬ɪz·əm/
a way of thinking or behaving that shows that you expect to fail: He criticized his party for defeatism. defeatist    /dɪˈfi·t̬ɪst/ adjective You’ll never get anywhere with a defeatist attitude.
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