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synonyms for fatalism

  • acceptance
  • determinism
  • passivity
  • predestinarianism
  • predestination
  • stoicism
  • destinism
  • necessitarianism
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How to use fatalism in a sentence

We tend to get distracted by utopian visions or by a cynical fatalism that says, “Let’s just burn the whole thing down because nothing can improve it.”
STEVEN PINKER HAS HIS REASONS - ISSUE 108: CHANGEBRIAN GALLAGHERNOVEMBER 17, 2021NAUTILUS
We’re in even deeper trouble if healthy cynicism tips into lazy fatalism.
WHY WE SHOULDN'T WRITE OFF COP26 BEFORE IT'S EVEN STARTEDPAUL POLMANOCTOBER 27, 2021TIME
Seasons upon seasons of coming up short can imbue a sense of fatalism in even the most optimistic supporters.
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Keong Sim narrates the book in a serene, resonant voice, capturing the author’s wry humor and feelings of awe and fatalism.
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Rather than sparking inspiration, it speaks of blatant fatalism about what is worth saving, a preference for the lofty and unpopulated … with delusions of innovation and heroism.
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It had had, he owned, its temporary value, as the necessary rebellion against fatalism and immobility and privilege.
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
Jarvis discarded his fatalism, as he caught at this loophole.
THE GHOST BREAKERCHARLES GODDARD
No fatalism is long proof against the call of love and June.
THE SECRET WITNESSGEORGE GIBBS
"The roses of Konopisht," he muttered, thinking of Marishka's fatalism.
THE SECRET WITNESSGEORGE GIBBS
He is accused of a leaning to fatalism, which he heartily denied, but which seems to follow from his logical conclusions.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIJOHN LORD
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