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Definition of defeatism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

defeatism

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//dɪˈfiːtɪzəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈfiːtɪzəm//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the attitude of expecting not to succeed, and showing it in a particular situation Stories about job losses should not lead to passive defeatism.