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English definition of “defeatist”

defeatist

adjective     /dɪˈfiː.tɪst/ US  /-t̬ɪst/ disapproving
having no hope and expecting to fail: Being defeatist will get us nowhere. He's got such a defeatist attitude.Not hopeful defeatist     noun [C] I can't believe it - you're such a defeatist!Not hopeful
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