Definition of fatalistic in English:



  • Relating to or characteristic of the belief that all events are predetermined and therefore inevitable.

    ‘many have an almost fatalistic attitude towards their own health’
    ‘he gives a fatalistic shrug at the bleak future’
    • ‘Osric brings Laertes' challenge to a fencing bout, which a fatalistic Hamlet, despite his forebodings, accepts.’
    • ‘Film noir is known for electrifying, fatalistic dialogue.’
    • ‘For me, his best work are his fatalistic looks at uncomfortable, unavoidable love.’
    • ‘At this stage, students look beyond fatalistic or cultural reasons for inequality to focus on structural, systemic explanations.’
    • ‘Audiences must have bought into the fatalistic inevitability of the plot devices.’
    • ‘He created a low-budget, effectively fatalistic horror film about a man-made plague that wipes out humanity.’
    • ‘'Far From the Madding Crowd' is not as fatalistic as Hardy's later works.’
    • ‘I see what you're saying, 'Utopia', and I'd love the same thing, but I've got a fatalistic/realistic viewpoint that keeps me from getting very caught up in it.’
    • ‘The bewilderment and loss of faith in authority, the fatalistic sense that no matter what you do, society will hold you down - all reflect the darker side of the popular mood during that era.’