Know Your Next Word : fatalist

18. fatalist :

noun :

someone who believes that future events are already determined and that humans are powerless to change them

usage :

  • 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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