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English definition of “defeatism”

defeatism

noun [U]     /dɪˈfiː.tɪ.zəm/ US  /-t̬ɪ-/ disapproving
a way of thinking or behaving that shows that you have no hope and expect to fail : There is a spirit of defeatism among some members of the party .Sadness and regret
(Definition of defeatism noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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