Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A believer in fatalism; one who maintains the opinion that all things happen by inevitable predetermination.
  • noun One whose conduct is controlled by belief in fatalism; one who accepts all the events and conditions of life as proceeding from or leading to an inevitable fate: as, Orientals are naturally fatalists.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who maintains that all things happen by inevitable necessity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who maintains that all things happen by inevitable necessity, a person who believes in fatalism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny
  • adjective of or relating to fatalism

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • He calls the fatalist's question: "Can an Arabian steed submit to be a vile drudge?"

    George Borrow The Man and His Books

  • Dr. GOOLSBEE: Well, I certainly dont think we should adopt a kind of fatalist view that, you know, we were down in a deep hole, it's going to take us a while to get out so we should just give up.

    Economic Adviser Goolsbee On Tax Cuts

  • Dr. GOOLSBEE: Well, I certainly dont think we should adopt a kind of fatalist view that, you know, we were down in a deep hole, it's going to take us a while to get out so we should just give up.

    Economic Adviser Goolsbee On Tax Cuts

  • Dr. GOOLSBEE: Well, I certainly dont think we should adopt a kind of fatalist view that, you know, we were down in a deep hole, it's going to take us a while to get out so we should just give up.

    Economic Adviser Goolsbee On Tax Cuts

  • Dr. GOOLSBEE: Well, I certainly dont think we should adopt a kind of fatalist view that, you know, we were down in a deep hole, it's going to take us a while to get out so we should just give up.

    Economic Adviser Goolsbee On Tax Cuts

  • I've been a "fatalist" and I'm beginning to see the error in my ways and how this dark overview has robbed my life of much joy and possible adventure.

    Lisa Guest: I Used to Be a Fatalist! Perhaps I Have a Choice?

  • Another term used to refer to people who see external forces as greatly determining their destiny is "fatalist," and Mexicans have often been labeled as being a great deal more fatalistic than Americans.

    ¡Ni Modo! - Commentary On Business In Mexico

  • Another term used to refer to people who see external forces as greatly determining their destiny is "fatalist," and Mexicans have often been labeled as being a great deal more fatalistic than Americans.

    ¡Ni Modo! - Commentary On Business In Mexico

  • Another term used to refer to people who see external forces as greatly determining their destiny is "fatalist," and Mexicans have often been labeled as being a great deal more fatalistic than Americans.

    ¡Ni Modo! - Commentary On Business In Mexico

  • Another term used to refer to people who see external forces as greatly determining their destiny is "fatalist," and Mexicans have often been labeled as being a great deal more fatalistic than Americans.

    ¡Ni Modo! - Commentary On Business In Mexico

Comments

New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.

  • i can't believe i've already stumbled onto a heretofore unlisted word. wow.

    perhaps that should now make me less of a fatalist!

    December 21, 2007

  • Ah, it'll never last. ;->

    December 21, 2007

  • Nobody is listing fatalistically. Why don't you?

    December 21, 2007

  • Fatalist, the place where all those words killed off by uselessness go. Poor ghosted orphlings.

    December 21, 2007

  • I was all excited when I woke up this morning about an idea to make a list of uselessness's ghosts. Then I realised that if I put them on a list they wouldn't be ghosts any more :-(

    December 21, 2007

  • Orphling, excellent word!

    December 21, 2007

  • Nobody is listing uselessness' ghosts. Why don't you? ;-)

    December 21, 2007