Meaning of defeatism


Pronunciation: (di-fē'tiz-um), [key]
— n.
  1. the attitude, policy, or conduct of a person who admits, expects, or no longer resists defeat, as because of a conviction that further struggle or effort is futile; pessimistic resignation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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