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Synonyms of 'defeatist'

(noun) 
a defeatist might give up at this point
Synonyms
pessimist
Unfortunately, the pessimists are being proved right.
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sceptic
He was a born sceptic.
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cynic
A cynic might see this as simply a ploy to make us part with more money.
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misery (British, informal)
I'm not such a misery now. I've got things sorted out a bit.
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scoffer
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quitter
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prophet of doom
The prophets of doom were predicting that the glory days were over.
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yielder
(adjective) 
Don't go out there with a defeatist attitude.
Synonyms
pessimistic
his excessively pessimistic view of life
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despairing
a despairing couple who turned to a therapist for help
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hopeless
Even able pupils feel hopeless about job prospects.
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despondent
He often felt despondent after these meetings.
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fatalistic

Additional synonyms

in the sense of cynic
Definition
a person who believes that people always act selfishly
A cynic might see this as simply a ploy to make us part with more money.
Synonyms
misanthropist,
scoffer
in the sense of despairing
a despairing couple who turned to a therapist for help
Synonyms
suicidal,
broken-hearted,
down in the dumps (informal),
at the end of your tether
in the sense of despondent
Definition
dejected or depressed
He often felt despondent after these meetings.

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