Examples from the Web for defeatism
Third, pulling out before any real efforts have been tried sends a message of hopelessness and defeatism more than anything else.
It was a country that had succumbed to paralysis and defeatism and nostalgia.How Margaret Thatcher Saved Britain and Changed the World|David Frum|April 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It seems at this point that dysfunction and defeatism are institutionally baked into the culture of the team.Washington’s True Dysfunction: Basketball’s Woeful Wizards|Lloyd Grove|November 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
For decades since, Britain has exercised its political resentments in the defeatism of the sporting field.
Even the Taliban picked it up as a supposed sign of American defeatism.
Some in our midst have sought to instill a feeling of fear and defeatism in the minds of the American people about this problem.
But not because of any anti-life attitude, or pessimism, or defeatism.The Victor|Bryce Walton
The army was demoralized and saturated with the defeatism preached by the Porazhentsi.Bolshevism|John Spargo
To face the task of finding jobs faster than invention can take them away--is not defeatism.
British Dictionary definitions for defeatism
Word Origin and History for defeatism
1918; see defeatist.