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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 fatalistic word

  • noun fatalistic the acceptance of all things and events as inevitable; submission to fate: Her fatalism helped her to face death with stoic calm. 1
  • noun fatalistic Philosophy. the doctrine that all events are subject to fate or inevitable predetermination. 1
  • noun fatalistic Of or pertaining to fatalism. 1
  • adjective fatalistic resigned to inevitability 1
  • adjective fatalistic pessimistic 1
  • adjective fatalistic If someone is fatalistic about something, especially an unpleasant event or situation, they feel that they cannot change or control it, and therefore that there is no purpose in trying. 0

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Origin of fatalistic

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 Fatalistic


fatalistic 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.

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Synonyms for fatalistic

adj fatalistic

  • gloomy — dark or dim; deeply shaded: gloomy skies.
  • depressed — If you are depressed, you are sad and feel that you cannot enjoy anything, because your situation is so difficult and unpleasant.
  • despondent — If you are despondent, you are very unhappy because you have been experiencing difficulties that you think you will not be able to overcome.
  • sad — Systems Analysis Definition
  • glum — sullenly or silently gloomy; dejected.

adjective fatalistic

  • philosophical — of or relating to philosophy: philosophical studies.
  • defeatist — A defeatist is someone who thinks or talks in a way that suggests that they expect to be unsuccessful.
  • stoical — impassive; characterized by a calm, austere fortitude befitting the Stoics: a stoical sufferer.
  • stoic — STring Oriented Interactive Compiler
  • passive — not reacting visibly to something that might be expected to produce manifestations of an emotion or feeling.

Antonyms for fatalistic

adj fatalistic

  • cheerful — Someone who is cheerful is happy and shows this in their behaviour.
  • joyful — full of joy, as a person or one's heart; glad; delighted.
  • confident — If you are confident about something, you are certain that it will happen in the way you want it to.
  • trusting — Law. of or relating to trusts or a trust.
  • bright — A bright colour is strong and noticeable, and not dark.

adjective fatalistic

  • encouraged — Simple past tense and past participle of encourage.
  • encouraging — Giving someone support or confidence; supportive.

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