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noun [U]     /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     /-ɪst/ noun [C] Fate and destiny fatalistic     /ˌfeɪ.təlˈɪs.tɪk/ US  /-t̬əl-/ adjective Being fatalistic about your chances will do no good.Fate and destiny fatalistically     /ˌfeɪ.təlˈɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/ US  /-t̬əl-/ adverb Fate and destiny
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