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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdefeatistde‧feat‧ist /dɪˈfiːtɪst/ noun [countable]  FAILsomeone who believes that they will not succeeddefeatist adjective a defeatist attitudedefeatism noun [uncountable]
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defeatistThat is what we seek to do, rather than adopting a defeatist attitude to the delivery of health care.Yet it would be wrong to end this chapter on a defeatist note.Those who belittle the value of new integrative speculation are, in a phrase of Bennett's, dogmatically defeatist.A few hundred yards away at Conservative Central Office the mood has been more subdued, though not defeatist.What a sceptical or defeatist system needs is motivation.In my view, then, it was rather defeatist from a vocational standpoint to adopt a stance like Mr Graham's.It is difficult to understand why the Democratic leadership should have been quite so defeatist in 1981.
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