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- adj. of, or relating to defeatism
- n. someone who advocates defeatism, or has such an attitude
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- n. someone who is resigned to defeat without offering positive suggestions
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I for one do not mind my tax dollars going to a dog park and I commend those members of the City Council who refuse to engage in defeatist and negative thinking that always seems to hold this City back.
Did the Bush administration try to accommodate the Senators that had misgivings about the war, or were they called defeatist and traitors, and worst of all, wasn't a 30 year Marine Veteran branded a "coward" by a right wing female that never did anything for her country but bitch about the Democrats?
The prime minister's statement was called defeatist by Liberal finance critic John McCallum, who said it is becoming clearer by the day that the government should up the ante on stimulus, as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development recommended this week.
The prime minister's statement was called defeatist by Liberal finance critic John McCallum.
For the second day in a row, a defeatist is the first to post on this thread.
Participation in the debate is limited only to those who prescribe to the tenets of the discourse -- in this case, it is the Palestinian Authority led by Mahmoud Abbas, the Jordanians, Egyptians, Saudis, and a smattering of other "defeatist" Arab leaders who are happy to serve our interests over theirs.
I am denounced as a "defeatist" here, and the subject of schoolyard taunts here.
Not to be positive and optimistic was to be 'defeatist' ...
But how can anyone get behind this kind of defeatist mentality?
Meanwhile Romney, whose dad was once president of American Motors (the worst car company ever and yes I'm familiar with the Trabant) says he won't accept that "defeatist" attitude.
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