defeatist

[dih-fee-tist]
noun
1.
a person who surrenders easily or is subject to defeatism.
2.
an advocate or follower of defeatism as a public policy.
adjective
3.
marked by defeatism.

Origin:
1915–20; defeat + -ist, modeled on French défaitiste

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defeatism (dɪˈfiːtɪzəm)
 
n
a ready acceptance or expectation of defeat
 
de'featist
 
n, —adj

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defeatist
1918, adj. and n., in reference to pacifists and political opposition in Britain, from Fr. défaitiste, which was used there in reference to the Russians (see defeat)
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Example sentences
The former reflect a pale, minority, defeatist world view.
Quite a few state politicians are hopping mad at such defeatist talk.
Affected companies are defeatist about seeking the protection of the courts.
No politician enjoys the popular fixation, expressed in defeatist terminology,
  with currency decline.
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