Synonyms of 'defeatist'
a defeatist might give up at this point
Unfortunately, the pessimists are being proved right.
He was a born sceptic.
A cynic might see this as simply a ploy to make us part with more money.
misery (British, informal), , , , ,
I'm not such a misery now. I've got things sorted out a bit.
prophet of doom,
The prophets of doom were predicting that the glory days were over.
Don't go out there with a defeatist attitude.
Copyright © 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
in the sense of cynic
a person who believes that people always act selfishlyA cynic might see this as simply a ploy to make us part with more money.
in the sense of despairing
a despairing couple who turned to a therapist for help
in the sense of despondent
dejected or depressedHe often felt despondent after these meetings.
down in the dumps (informal),
sick as a parrot (informal),
See related content
Thesaurus for defeatist from the Collins English Thesaurus