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Meaning of fatalism

fa•tal•ism

Pronunciation: (fāt'l-iz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. the acceptance of all things and events as inevitable; submission to fate: Her fatalism helped her to face death with stoic calm.
  2. the doctrine that all events are subject to fate or inevitable predetermination.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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