Definition of amor fati in English:

amor fati

Pronunciation /ˈamɔː ˌfɑːti/


  • Nietzsche's term for: a state of mind in which one willingly accepts one's fate as opposed to being simply resigned to it.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Academy: a monthly record of literature, learning, science, and art. From post-classical Latin amor fati, lit. ‘love of fate’ from classical Latin amor love + fātī, genitive of fātum.