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fatalism

(fāt′ăl-izm) [ fatal + -ism]
1. A person's belief that events will occur regardless of one's efforts.
2. The philosophical doctrine that events are predestined or preordained.
fatalistic (fāt″ă-lis′tik), adjective
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And to be a little fatalistic about it - he who pays the piper calls the tune.
Fatalistic high school student George Zinavoy (Freddie Highmore) doesn't see any point in completing class assignments.
It's as colourful and cavalier as Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, which laboured to reinvent the guileless guillotine-fodder as a fatalistic slave to fashion deserving her own tear-streaked Elton John tribute.
The fatalistic approach to international management is eloquently explained by Russia coach Advocaat.
SIR - I am pleased to hear Dr John Etherington (Letters, Oct 30) now appears to accept the reality of man-made climate change, but he is fatalistic and defeatist in thinking we can do nothing about the situation because we only contribute only 2% of total world CO2, but fails to mention our per person emissions are amongst the highest in the world.
We had foolishly become fatalistic and had not sheltered during a bombing raid.
The coexisting psychiatric and addictive conditions and life circumstances of homeless smokers have long fueled a fatalistic attitude among health care professionals toward addressing tobacco use in this population," the authors wrote.
This current squeeze on school nursing almost doesn't bear thinking about and is too stressful to contemplate, so I am having to be quite fatalistic about the outcome.
Their lives have been limited by a fatalistic assumption that they have little prospect of anything better.
What more reasons are needed for the UK to wake up, from the Prime Minister to the fatalistic man in the street?
It goes without saying that people with cardiovascular diseases should be wary of participating in strenuous activities, especially when recovering from something as fatalistic as a heart attack.
Those with a more fatalistic view toward eating well tend to eat more snack foods.