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fatalism

noun

  1. (credence)  a submissive mental attitude resulting from acceptance of the doctrine that everything that happens is predetermined and inevitable
    Type of: credence
  2. (determinism)  a philosophical doctrine holding that all events are predetermined in advance for all time and humans are powerless to change them
    Type of: determinism

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Fatalism

a philosophical doctrine emphasizing the subjugation of all events or actions to fate. Fatalism generally refers to any of the following ideas: The view that we are powerless to do anything other than what we actually do. Included in this is that man... (43 of 1900 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Fatalism

Collins Dictionary:

fatalism | fatalist [noun, derived]

the philosophical doctrine that all events are predetermined so that man is powerless to alter his destiny | the acceptance of and submission to this ... (24 of 463 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/fatalism

Merriam-Webster:

fatalism | fatalist [noun, related] | fatalistic [adjective, related] | fatalistically [adverb, related]

a doctrine that events are fixed in advance so that human beings are powerless to change them ; also, a belief in or attitude determined by this ... (27 of 74 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/fatalism

Oxford Dictionary:

fatalism | fatalist [derived] | fatalistic [derived] | fatalistically [derived]

the belief that all events are predetermined and therefore inevitable | a submissive attitude to events, resulting from a fatalistic attitude (20 of 74 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/fatalism

Cambridge Dictionary:

fatalism | fatalist [noun, derived] | fatalistic [adjective, derived] | fatalistically [adverb, derived]

the belief that people cannot change the way events will happen and that events, especially bad ones, cannot be avoided (20 of 49 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/fatalism

Random House Dictionary:

fatalism

the acceptance of all things and events as inevitable; submission to fate. | [philosophy] the doctrine that all events are subject to fate or ... (23 of 41 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/fatalism

Macmillan British Dictionary:

fatalism [uncountable]

the belief that you cannot prevent things from happening, especially bad things (12 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/fatalism

American Heritage Dictionary:

fatalism | fatalist [noun, related] | fatalistic [adjective, related] | fatalistically [adverb, related]

The doctrine that all events are predetermined by fate and are therefore unalterable. | Acceptance of the belief that all events are predetermined and ... (23 of 31 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/fatalism

Wiktionary:

fatalism | determinism [synonym] | predestination [synonym] | predeterminism [synonym] | fatalisms [plural]

fate, fatality, the doctrine that all events are subject to fate or inevitable necessity, or determined in advance in such a way that human beings cannot change them. (28 of 29 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/fatalism

New World Dictionary:

fatalism | fatalist [noun, related] | fatalistic [adjective, related] | fatalistically [adverb, related]

the belief that all events are determined by fate and, therefore, inevitable | acceptance of every event as inevitable (18 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/fatalism

Encarta Dictionary:

fatalism | fatalist [noun, derived] | fatalistic [adjective, derived] | fatalistically [adverb, derived]

the philosophical doctrine according to which all events are fated to happen, so that human beings cannot change their destinies | the belief that ... (23 of 78 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861610614​/definition​.html  [offline]

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Collins Dictionary:

fatalism

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Cambridge Dictionary:

fatalism

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

fatalism [uncountable]

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

fatalism [uncountable]

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the Free Dictionary:

fatalism

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Google Dictionary:

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

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YourDictionary Audio:

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