défaitisme

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Coined in 1915 by Russian writer Grigorij Aleksinskij as a translation of Russian пораженчество ‎(poraženčestvo), also coined by him as a derivation of поразить ‎(porazitʹ, to strike, defeat). Surface analysis: défaite ‎(defeat) +‎ -isme ‎(-ism).

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défaitisme m ‎(uncountable)

  1. defeatism

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