defeatist


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Synonyms for defeatist

someone who is resigned to defeat without offering positive suggestions

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Nicola Lowery "I have made the decision to back Boris Johnson to be the next leader of the Conservative Party and future Prime Minister of our country as Brexit is a unique opportunity, and it needs to be realised with an optimistic and renewed vision of our future and not as we have seen a more defeatist approach to the EU negotiations," she said.
"Let's not use my comments as a defeatist attitude," he added.
She said there is no doubt that the Duterte administration's pivot to China is not working for the Filipino people and bolsters its defeatist foreign policy.
"I would say that they have got a defeatist attitude.
" "Hindi siya defeatist. It's the greatest thing you could do for someone.
And if this defeatist mentality is allowed to take root, the only variable between now and 2022 will be the change in calendars.
But, as I told @bbcmerseyside, they should not be defeatist. I'm going to France in the next fortnight to meet with Carlos Tavares to tell him that we will not allow PSA to close a healthy UK plant."
This (http://ibtimes.com/kim-jong-un-warns-north-korean-ruling-party-members-against-whining-having-defeatist-2465755) week he told people to stop whining and having a "defeatist" attitude.
WHAT a defeatist, negative reaction from those disappointed Remain people, busy talking Wales and the UK down and doing their worst to weaken our negotiating position.
His comments about lack of a strong history of city apartments seems somewhat defeatist. There is always a first time!
VETERAN defender Aaron Hughes is determined Northern Ireland don't take a defeatist attitude to Euro 2016.
NEW coach Riley Emmerson insists he can rid Edinburgh Capitals of their defeatist mentality.
NNA - The secretary of Change and Reform parliamentary bloc, MP Ibrahim Kanaan, said Sunday that his bloc refused approaching national affairs with defeatist logic.
The Newcastle Central MP said the colour has been "stolen by the toy industry as a badge of girlhood" but it would have been "patronising and defeatist" not to use it for the party's Woman to Woman campaign.