fatalistic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj fatalistic of or relating to fatalism "a fatalist person"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Fatalistic Implying, or partaking of the nature of, fatalism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fatalistic Pertaining to fatalism; implying fatalism; savoring of fatalism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Fatalistic belonging to or partaking of fatalism
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. fatum, a prediction—fatus, spoken—fāri, to speak.

Usage

In literature:

One becomes a fatalist!
"Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie" by George Brenton Laurie
Being Mohammedans, they show a fatalistic bravery in battle.
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
Something of a fatalist, in the final analysis, he no longer wasted time in anger or regrets.
"Hidden Gold" by Wilder Anthony
I had become half fatalist as to myself.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851" by Various
No, I am something of a fatalist.
"The Silver Butterfly" by Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
The Wyandot perhaps was a fatalist and he resigned himself to the end.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
A thoroughgoing fatalist would blame, if he did not acquiesce in, fate itself or his luck.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
LET US NOT BE FATALISTS.
"Cupology" by Clara
For the moment she was no longer the fatalist, foreseeing inevitable exposure and punishment.
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
It savored of the indifference of the fatalist.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
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In poetry:

They misconstrue her, who translate.
They blur her mirror with their mist.
``Behold,'' one says, ``the face of Fate,''
Because himself a fatalist.
"Nature And the Book" by Alfred Austin
He turn'd the Fatalist's rash eye to Him
In whom the issues are of life and death;
He taught to whom the battle is—to whom
The victory belongs. His cherub, that aloft
Kept sleepless watch, was Providence—not Chance.
"The Grave of Dibdin" by Thomas Gent

In news:

I'm an Optimist, Not a Fatalist.
What critics see as a grim and fatalistic doctrine, however, Calvin saw as good news: that God's purposes can be fulfilled despite man's sinful ways.
Michigan State football team turns fatalistic .
For Saba, the fatalistic 18-year-old heroine of "Blood Red Road," quite a few.
A fatalistic hedonism colors the spirit of the capital's residents.
As fatalistic as any songwriter since John Fogerty, Cleaver can venture out on a happy summer's day and find cataclysm in the calm.
Americans once fatalistically viewed natural disasters such as the Superstorm Sandy as unavoidable "acts of God," with victims largely expected to cope on their own.
But does that finding make researchers fatalistically depressed or tremendously encouraged.
Maybe Mayor Mitch Landrieu knows something we don't, or maybe he is just a fatalist, but he believes "there probably is more to come".
Prepare for the Worst Annual fraud study finds that 'fatalists' are the best-protected merchants.
Inevitably it's not the flaw that's in question, but whether or not it's fatal, and it's so hard to persuade those that feel fatalistic.
Thompson 's gallows-humored, fatalistic songs, whose outlook owes something to his Sufi-Muslim religion, are steeped in the jigs and reels and marches of British folk music, although they are often played on electric instruments.
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