Know Your Next Word : fatalist
18. fatalist :
someone who believes that future events are already determined and that humans are powerless to change them
Fatalist is closely related to the word fate. A fatalist is someone who believes that fate determines everything.
The old man was fatalist about his illness, believing there was no sense in worrying about something over which he had no control.
Bill was such a fatalist that he never wore a seat belt. He said that if he was meant to die in a car accident, there was nothing he could do to prevent it.
To be fatalist is to be fatalistic.
Her fatalism helped her to face death with stoic calm.
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