fatalist fatalist  /ˈfeɪ tə lɪst/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny
  2. (adj) of or relating to fatalism

Usage(s):

  • Potter is a fatalist who knows that after irrational exuberance hard knocks are never very far away.

News

  1. Who Killed Equality?

    There are two main schools of thought on income inequality: The fatalists, who contend that rising inequality is the ineluctable result of a changing economy, and the redistributionists, who blame a skewed tax system and lethargic government. Perhaps it’s time to consider a third.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Hackerproofing -- 5 Crucial Steps To Protecting Your Business

    If you listen to this recent podcast, you willl get a good understanding of just how big a threat hackers are becoming. In short, unless you are taking measured precautions, you are going to get hit. We don?t mean to sound so fatalist, but cyber-crime is no longer ?someone else?s? problem.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "I'm a fatalist: it means it's better that I don't play against them," Materazzi said. "It means the history has to remain as it is, that I played against them once and that time I won - a World Cup."
    on Aug 24, 2007 By: Marco Materazzi Source: Independent

  2. "Our challenge at this conference is to reject the fatalist defeatism which is currently so widespread within our party," Clarke concluded.
    on Sep 16, 2008 By: Charles Clarke Source: ePolitix

  3. "An inch here and a half inch there is the difference between a dead sergeant and a live champion," Mangrum said, reflecting on his two Purple Hearts and war experiences in 1946. "That's why I'm a fatalist. The ball is going in or isn't. Why...
    on Apr 2, 2010 By: Lloyd Mangrum Source: GolfDigest.com

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