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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEFEATISM

But not because of any anti-life attitude, or pessimism, or defeatism.

The army was demoralized and saturated with the defeatism preached by the Porazhentsi.

Some in our midst have sought to instill a feeling of fear and defeatism in the minds of the American people about this problem.

To face the task of finding jobs faster than invention can take them away--is not defeatism.

WORD ORIGIN

1918; see defeatist.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DEFEATISM

negative attitude

nounbad attitude
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