- the acceptance of all things and events as inevitable; submission to fate: Her fatalism helped her to face death with stoic calm.
- Philosophy. the doctrine that all events are subject to fate or inevitable predetermination.
Origin of fatalism
Examples from the Web for fatalistic
Some of his preciousness is a veneer, however, for his fatalistic streak.Ralph Fiennes Discusses ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ J. Lo, and That ‘Seinfeld’ Episode
March 6, 2014
The Starks are fatalistic, duty-bound, honorable but kind of unsophisticated.Who Represents?
February 19, 2013
And there has always been corruption—and earnest, fatalistic declarations from leaders saying how difficult it was to end it.Hunger Strike Inflames India
August 18, 2011
Despite its fatalistic title, which suggests divine retribution, Nemesis is a realistic novel, not a parable.Philip Roth's Extreme Novel
October 2, 2010
She surrendered absolutely to fatalistic enjoyment of the gifts the gods had sent.Nobody
Louis Joseph Vance
He chuckled softly and hideously to himself at the fatalistic idea.Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer
Cyrus Townsend Brady
I was not in the least scared; on the contrary, I was filled with a kind of fatalistic rage.A Daughter of the Middle Border
Being Mohammedans, they show a fatalistic bravery in battle.The Great White Tribe in Filipinia
Paul T. Gilbert
She handed her feelings over to the actors with a kind of fatalistic resignation.My Antonia
- the philosophical doctrine that all events are predetermined so that man is powerless to alter his destiny
- the acceptance of and submission to this doctrine
- a lack of effort or action in the face of difficulty
Word Origin and History for fatalistic
The belief that events are determined by an impersonal fate and cannot be changed by human beings. Fatalism is a form of determinism.