fatalistic fatalistic  /feɪ tə ˈlɪ stɪk/


  • (adj) of or relating to fatalism


  1. The irony, Borowsky says, is that these fatalistic belief systems may help perpetuate the tendency toward poor health and early demise in certain social or ethnic groups.
  2. And so he answers questions like that one in Ohio with a fatalistic admission that he and the President are linked, for better and probably for worse.
  3. Aside from lack of money and political will, they also face entrenched traditions and fatalistic attitudes to maternal mortality, especially in very poor communities.


  • Album review: The National's 'Trouble Will Find Me'

    The National – Trouble Will Find Me 4AD ???? At their best, the National is like a resting heartbeat: intuitive, perfect. But like a heartbeat, their slow burn can get overlooked in a noisy world. This, however, is their most immediately vital work in years. Theirs is still a worn and eternally fatalistic kingdom. But on the soaring wings of songs like “I Should Live in Salt,” “Don't Swallow the ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Orlando Weekly


  1. "There is nothing fatalistic about what is happening now," Sarkozy told reporters in more direct language than the other leaders. "What has happened in certain countries has not been to do with the kind of market economy and our sense of what...
    on Jan 29, 2008 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "Australians seem more fatalistic......more resigned to accept what comes their way," said Dan.
    on Dec 13, 2006 By: Dan Denning Source: Gold Seek

  3. Hecht quoted Winston Churchill, saying: "Mohammedanism, besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy."
    on May 24, 2006 By: Thabo Mbeki Source: Ynetnews

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