Meaning of “defeatism” in the English Dictionary

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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)