What is a word that means "easy to give up"?

For example, "A person that would give up is more likely to lose a basketball game than a person that never gives up."


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A person who surrenders easily, expects or is excessively ready to accept failure is a defeatist.

Defeatism is the acceptance of defeat without struggle, often with negative connotations.



: to agree to stop fighting, hiding, resisting, etc., because you know that you will not win or succeed

: to give the control or use of (something) to someone else

: to allow something (such as a habit or desire) to influence or control you

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I would consider the adjective "spiritless".

Lacking courage, vigour, or vivacity.


"Ruth and I played a spiritless game of Scrabble."

"Jonathan was a spiritless individual, who gave up on his work too easily."

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