defaitisme

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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /deː.fɛˈtɪs.mə/
  • Hyphenation: de‧fai‧tis‧me

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French défaitisme (cognate with English defeatism, German Defätismus etc.), calque of Russian пораженчество (poraženčestvo), coined in 1915. Surface analysis: defaite (defeat) +‎ -isme (-ism).

Noun[edit]

defaitisme n (uncountable)

  1. defeatism, acceptance of defeat or other misery without struggle

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