Fatalist



[feyt-l-iz-uh m] /ˈfeɪt lˌɪz əm/

noun
1.
the acceptance of all things and events as inevitable; submission to fate:
Her fatalism helped her to face death with stoic calm.
2.
Philosophy. the doctrine that all events are subject to fate or inevitable predetermination.
/ˈfeɪtəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
the philosophical doctrine that all events are predetermined so that man is powerless to alter his destiny
2.
the acceptance of and submission to this doctrine
3.
a lack of effort or action in the face of difficulty
n.

1640s, in reference to the philosophical doctrine that all things are determined by fate; from fatal + -ist. General sense of “one who accepts every event as inevitable” is from 1734.
n.

1670s, from fatal + -ism.

The belief that events are determined by an impersonal fate and cannot be changed by human beings. Fatalism is a form of determinism.

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