[ US /dɪˈfitɪst/ ]
[ UK /dɪfˈiːtɪst/ ]
  1. someone who is resigned to defeat without offering positive suggestions
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How To Use defeatist In A Sentence

  • This defeatist attitude then leads him to concentrate on emphasizing post-war humanitarian efforts.
  • Censorship was reformed, to repress both pacifists and defeatists for military reasons, but to restore freedoms otherwise.
  • ‘I would regard it as a sackable matter if the manager of a club I was in charge of made defeatist comments,’ said Crampsey.
  • It also appeals to defeatists, cynics, and worldly-wise men who are not prepared to try to change the system.
  • This was not welcome news and we were roundly attacked as scoundrels or defeatists.
  • This might be understood as a defeatist response to the ideology of ‘difficulty’ and ‘unreadability’, air-brushed by the oxygen of privacy and the pleasing ether of hermeticism.
  • This is defeatist nonsense, not to mention entirely disingenuous, anyway.
  • Choosing to ignore the mathematical averages and the defeatist attitudes of peers, he has creatively joined both the ways of new and old in search of his soul mate and designed a postcard of friendship to introduce himself across Bulgaria.
  • That is what we seek to do, rather than adopting a defeatist attitude to the delivery of health care.
  • R. Govinda, head of the department of schools and nonformal education at New Delhi's National University of Educational Planning and Administration, says embracing cheap private schools is defeatist. Doing It Themselves
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