défaitisme

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Coined in 1915 by russian writer Grigory Aleksinsky as a translation of Russian пораженчество (poraženčestvo), also coined by him as a derivation of поразить (porazitʹ, to strike, defeat). Surface analysis: défaite (defeat) +‎ -isme (-ism).

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défaitisme m (uncountable)

  1. defeatism

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