embattled

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embattled

adjective

: engaged in battle or conflict : surrounded by enemies

: constantly criticized or attacked

Full Definition of EMBATTLED

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
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

First Known Use of EMBATTLED

15th century

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