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embattled

adjective

Simple Definition of embattled

  • : engaged in battle or conflict : surrounded by enemies

  • : constantly criticized or attacked

Full Definition of embattled

  1. 1 a :  ready to fight :  prepared to give battle <here once the embattled farmers stood — R. W. Emerson> b :  engaged in battle, conflict, or controversy <an embattled official accused of extortion>

  2. 2 a :  being a site of battle, conflict, or controversy <the embattled capital> b :  characterized by conflict or controversy <an embattled presidency>

Examples of embattled

  1. the embattled coach of a losing team



15th Century

First Known Use of embattled

15th century


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