defeatism Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"defeatism" in British English

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defeatismnoun [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.
(Definition of defeatism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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defeatismnoun [U]

 us   /dɪˈfi·t̬ɪz·əm/
a way of ​thinking or ​behaving that ​shows that you ​expect to ​fail: He ​criticized his ​party for defeatism.
defeatist
adjective  us   /dɪˈfi·t̬ɪst/
You’ll never get ​anywhere with a defeatist ​attitude.
(Definition of defeatism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “defeatism”
in Chinese (Simplified) 失败主义…
in Turkish karamsarlık, yenilgi beklentisi, umutsuzluk…
in Russian пораженчество…
in Chinese (Traditional) 失敗主義…
in Polish defetyzm…
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