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defeatist

[ dih-fee-tist ]
/ dɪˈfi tɪst /
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noun
a person who surrenders easily or is subject to defeatism.
an advocate or follower of defeatism as a public policy.
adjective
marked by defeatism.
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Origin of defeatist

1915–20; defeat + -ist, modeled on French défaitiste
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