fatalist 1640s, in reference to the philosophical doctrine that all things are determined by fate; from FATAL (Cf. fatal) + -IST (Cf. -ist). General sense of "one who accepts every event as inevitable" is from 1734.

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  • fatalist — FATALÍST, Ă, fatalişti, ste, adj., s.m. şi f. 1. adj. Care aparţine fatalismului, care se referă la fatalism, care se întemeiază pe fatalism. 2. s.m. şi f., adj. (Persoană) care crede în fatalitate, în puterea absolută a destinului. – Din fr.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Fatalist — Fa tal*ist, n. [Cf. F. fataliste.] One who maintains that all things happen by inevitable necessity. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fatàlist — m (fatàlistkinja, fatàlistica ž) onaj koji je prožet fatalizmom …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • fatalist — fatàlist m DEFINICIJA onaj koji je prožet fatalizmom ETIMOLOGIJA vidi fatum …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • fatalíst — a m (ȋ) kdor verjame v neizbežnost usode: biti fatalist; prepričan fatalist …   Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika

  • fatalist — fatalism ► NOUN 1) the belief that all events are predetermined and inevitable. 2) a submissive attitude to events. DERIVATIVES fatalist noun fatalistic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • fatalist — I noun anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny • Syn: ↑determinist, ↑predestinarian, ↑predestinationist • Derivationally related forms: ↑predestination (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fatalist — noun see fatalism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • fatalist — See fatalism. * * * …   Universalium

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