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



BrE BrE//ˈfeɪtəlɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfeɪtəlɪzəm//
[uncountable] Types of belief
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the belief that events are decided by fate and that you cannot control them; the fact of accepting that you cannot prevent something from happening There is a mood of profound fatalism amongst party members. See related entries: Types of belief
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fatalism