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defeatist Explained

defeatist at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


defeatist at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] someone who believes that they will not succeed// -- defeatist adj // --a defeatist attitude// -- defeatism n [U] //

defeatist at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

25 Moby Thesaurus words for "defeatist":
Cassandra, Cassandra-like, Cassandran, Cassandrian, Eeyore,
calamity howler, cynic, cynical, dismal, downbeat, gloomy, killjoy,
malist, negative, negativist, negativistic, nihilist, nihilistic,
pessimist, pessimistic, prophet of doom, retreatist, seek-sorrow,
uncheerful, worrywart

defeatist at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

expecting not to succeed, and showing it in a particular situation:
a defeatist attitude / view
defeatist noun:
He is a pessimist and a defeatist.
defeatism noun [U]

defeatist at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : someone who is resigned to defeat [syn: {negativist}]

defeatist at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /dɪˈfiːtɪst/


  • of, or relating to defeatism


    Inter: trans-top » of, or relating to defeatism
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|poraženecký

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|defätistisch

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • someone who advocates defeatism, or has such an attitude


    Inter: trans-top » someone who advocates defeatism, or has such an attitude
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Defätist|m
    • Hebrew: תבוסתן (tvustan) {{m}}, תבוסתנית (tvustanyt) {{f}}

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Icelandic: uppgjafarsinni {{m}}
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|disfattista|m|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|derrotista|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » defeatist
    Translation: el » defeatist
    Translation: fr » defeatist
    Translation: ko » defeatist
    Translation: pl » defeatist
    Translation: vi » defeatist
    Translation: zh » defeatist