disfattista

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French défaitiste, coined by Russian writer Grigorij Aleksinskij as a translation of Russian пораженец ‎(poraženec). Surface analysis: disfatt(o) ‎(undone) +‎ -ista ‎(-ist).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dis.fatˈtis.ta/, [d̪is̪.fat̪ˈt̪is̪.t̪a]
  • Hyphenation: di‧sfat‧tì‧sta

Noun[edit]

disfattista m ‎(plural disfattisti)

  1. A defeatist (male)

disfattista f ‎(plural disfattiste)

  1. A defeatist (female)

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