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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feyt-l-iz-uh m]
    • /ˈfeɪt lˌɪz əm/
    • /ˈfeɪ.təl.ɪ.zəm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feyt-l-iz-uh m]
    • /ˈfeɪt lˌɪz əm/

Definitions of fatalist word

  • noun fatalist the acceptance of all things and events as inevitable; submission to fate: Her fatalism helped her to face death with stoic calm. 1
  • noun fatalist Philosophy. the doctrine that all events are subject to fate or inevitable predetermination. 1
  • noun fatalist One who maintains that all things happen by inevitable necessity, a person who believes in fatalism. 1
  • noun fatalist pessimist 1

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Origin of fatalist

First appearance:

before 1670
One of the 47% oldest English words
First recorded in 1670-80; fatal + -ism

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Parts of speech for Fatalist


fatalist popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

fatalist usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fatalist

noun fatalist

  • defeatist — A defeatist is someone who thinks or talks in a way that suggests that they expect to be unsuccessful.
  • stoic — STring Oriented Interactive Compiler
  • quitter — a person who quits or gives up easily, especially in the face of some difficulty, danger, etc.

Top questions with fatalist

  • what is a fatalist?

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