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Meaning of defeatist

de•feat•ist

Pronunciation: (di-fē'tist), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who surrenders easily or is subject to defeatism.
  2. an advocate or follower of defeatism as a public policy.
—adj.
  1. marked by defeatism.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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