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defeatist

de·feat·ist / diˈfētist/ • n. a person who expects or is excessively ready to accept failure. • adj. demonstrating expectation or acceptance of failure: we have a duty not to be so defeatist. DERIVATIVES: de·feat·ism / -tizəm/ n.

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