Definition of defeatist adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

defeatist

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adjective
BrE BrE//dɪˈfiːtɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈfiːtɪst//
 
 
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expecting not to succeed, and showing it in a particular situation a defeatist attitude/view Word Origin early 20th cent.: from French défaitiste, from défaite ‘defeat’.

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