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  • as indownbeat
  • as innaysayer
  • as inpessimist

synonyms for defeatist

  • negative
  • cheerless
  • dejected
  • dispirited
  • gloomy
  • hopeless
  • unhappy
  • unhopeful
See also synonyms for: defeatists
  • cynic
  • complainer
  • downer
  • killjoy
  • misanthrope
  • sourpuss
  • gloomy
  • party pooper
  • prophet of doom
  • wet blanket
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How to use defeatist in a sentence

It is a rotten form of weakness, a defeatist and pacifist attitude that only can mean defeat.
THE LONG HISTORY OF AMERICAN NAZISM — AND WHY WE CAN’T FORGET IT TODAYRONALD GRANIERI, SUSAN MACNEALJULY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Moreover, now that I had had time to meditate upon it, I was more than ever defeatist about this scheme of Jeeves's.
RIGHT HO, JEEVESP. G. WODEHOUSE
But do you honestly think I could entertain such a defeatist notion for one instant?
DEATHWORLDHARRY HARRISON
Maybe it was being defeatist, yet he had to make sure that they had a way off this planet if the mission failed.
SENSE OF OBLIGATIONHENRY MAXWELL DEMPSEY (AKA HARRY HARRISON)
"You can't afford to get defeatist about this, Rod," Biddington went on.
THE MERCHANTS OF VENUSA. H. PHELPS
Since April sixth insidious defeatist propaganda had permeated the mass of the people.
PARIS VISTASHELEN DAVENPORT GIBBONS
But we had a growing number of strikes and a wide-spread defeatist campaign in the rear to contend with.
PARIS VISTASHELEN DAVENPORT GIBBONS
Maybe it was being defeatist, but he had to make sure that they had a way off this planet if the mission failed.
PLANET OF THE DAMNEDHARRY HARRISON
Socialist and defeatist writers took advantage of this state of affairs.
THE RUSSIAN TURMOILANTON IVANOVICH DENIKIN
But while the case is still in progress, the "defeatist" meets his fate from the pistol bullet of a fanatic.
ROMAIN ROLLANDSTEFAN ZWEIG
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DEFEATIST

  • cheerless
  • defeatist
  • dejected
  • dispirited
  • gloomy
  • hopeless
  • negative
  • unhappy
  • unhopeful
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.