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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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Again, we can distinguish between the fatalists and those who tend to look on the brighter side of life.
Fatalists back for more The course's new season started just as 2014 had, with the Fatalists belying their name by celebrating in the winner's enclosure.
Fatalists also tend not to join groups, but they are submissive toward authority and enforcement mechanisms.
Additionally, the European musician Hugo Race (of the Bad Seeds, Dirtmusic, Fatalists fame) contributes an array of subtle atmospherics on guitar and keyboards.
The theory measures regulation and social integration to determine value systems and the preferred institutional arrangements flowing from them, leading to the characterization of four types: hierarchists, individualists, egalitarians, and fatalists (see Figure 3).
Although all fatalists are hard determinists, not all hard determinists are fatalists, and Goodman clearly falls in this latter category.
This can explain why fatalists do slightly better on the total score for this four question "quiz.
Of course, those fatalists in the crowd might have balked at a 4-0 lead for Cardiff at half-time.
Lively Boro new boy Lukas Jutkiewicz is a generous 8-1 as first scorer if you believe he can open his account, while fatalists may think the "typical Boro" daft quid should go on Sean St Ledger.
Saving two break points against him to extend his advantage in the very next game would have encouraged the fatalists, the astrologers and even the deeply pessimistic to think Murray had reached a turning point.