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Word: defeatist

Definition: resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism


Sentences Containing 'defeatist'

However, many Catholics were resentful towards the state, and nationalist politics was sullen and defeatist. Meanwhile, the period saw an almost complete synthesis between the Ulster Unionist Party and the loyalist Orange Order, with even Catholic Unionists being excluded from any position of political or civil authority outside of a handful of Nationalist-controlled councils.
In a January 1940 debate, he opposed expelling communists from parliament, calling those who supported the measure defeatist and pro-German.
In desperation, Kr├╝ger returns to HQ to make a personal appeal to the general for more reinforcements, but on arrival he finds that the building has been taken over by the SS and Von Brock has been arrested for being "defeatist".
Wild initially estimated that they would have to wait one month for rescue, and refused to allow long-term stockpiling of seal and penguin meat because this, in his view, was defeatist. This policy led to sharp disagreements with Thomas Orde-Lees.

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