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It is a rotten form of weakness, a defeatist and pacifist attitude that only can mean defeat.The long history of American Nazism — and why we can’t forget it today|Ronald Granieri, Susan MacNeal|July 13, 2021|Washington Post
Unfortunately, this sort of defeatist measure was recently proposed in the House of Representatives.The Government is Still Failing Kids on School Lunches|Russell Saunders|May 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If anything is hopeless—and breeds hopelessness—it is this defeatist approach.
And the Republican candidates are indeed attacking him as defeatist and weak.
I will take her any day over the “educated class,” the bureaucratic mollusks and the defeatist sad sacks in Washington.
In fact, he routinely refers to the traditional Muslim clergy as “imams of infidelity,” “defeatist imams,” or “hypocrite imams.”
Moreover, now that I had had time to meditate upon it, I was more than ever defeatist about this scheme of Jeeves's.Right Ho, Jeeves|P. G. Wodehouse
But do you honestly think I could entertain such a defeatist notion for one instant?Deathworld|Harry Harrison
Maybe it was being defeatist, yet he had to make sure that they had a way off this planet if the mission failed.Sense of Obligation|Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
"You can't afford to get defeatist about this, Rod," Biddington went on.The Merchants of Venus|A. H. Phelps
Since April sixth insidious defeatist propaganda had permeated the mass of the people.Paris Vistas|Helen Davenport Gibbons