One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or characteristic of the belief that all events are predetermined and therefore inevitable.‘many have an almost fatalistic attitude towards their own health’‘he gives a fatalistic shrug at the bleak future’
- ‘'Far From the Madding Crowd' is not as fatalistic as Hardy's later works.’
- ‘The bewilderment and loss of faith in authority, the fatalistic sense that no matter what you do, society will hold you down - all reflect the darker side of the popular mood during that era.’
- ‘At this stage, students look beyond fatalistic or cultural reasons for inequality to focus on structural, systemic explanations.’
- ‘Film noir is known for electrifying, fatalistic dialogue.’
- ‘He created a low-budget, effectively fatalistic horror film about a man-made plague that wipes out humanity.’
- ‘Osric brings Laertes' challenge to a fencing bout, which a fatalistic Hamlet, despite his forebodings, accepts.’
- ‘I see what you're saying, 'Utopia', and I'd love the same thing, but I've got a fatalistic/realistic viewpoint that keeps me from getting very caught up in it.’
- ‘Believing that women cannot control their own bodies and men cannot control their responses to women, Eva is generally fatalistic and passive, but she does stab a man who grabs her.’
- ‘Audiences must have bought into the fatalistic inevitability of the plot devices.’
- ‘For me, his best work are his fatalistic looks at uncomfortable, unavoidable love.’
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