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fatalism

noun [U] uk   /ˈfeɪ.təl.ɪ.zəm/ us    /-t̬əl-/
the belief that people cannot change the way events will happen and that events, especially bad ones, cannot be avoidedFate and destiny
fatalist
noun [C] uk   /-ɪst/ us  
Fate and destiny
fatalistic
adjective uk   /ˌfeɪ.təlˈɪs.tɪk/ us    /-t̬əl-/
Being fatalistic about your chances will do no good.Fate and destiny
fatalistically
adverb uk   /ˌfeɪ.təlˈɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/ us    /-t̬əl-/
Fate and destiny
(Definition of fatalism from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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