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defeatism

noun [U] uk   /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.
Translations of “defeatism”
in Chinese (Traditional) 失敗主義…
in Russian пораженчество…
in Turkish karamsarlık, yenilgi beklentisi, umutsuzluk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 失败主义…
in Polish defetyzm…
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