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bunker mentality

noun

: a very defensive way of thinking by the members of a group who believe that they are being wrongly attacked or criticized by others

Full Definition of BUNKER MENTALITY

:  a state of mind especially among members of a group that is characterized by chauvinistic defensiveness and self-righteous intolerance of criticism

Examples of BUNKER MENTALITY

  1. Faced with the threat of scandal, the company adopted a bunker mentality and refused to talk with reporters.

First Known Use of BUNKER MENTALITY

1976

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