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siege mentality

noun

: a strong feeling that you are in constant danger or are surrounded by enemies

Full Definition of SIEGE MENTALITY

:  a defensive or overly fearful attitude

Examples of SIEGE MENTALITY

  1. Living in a high-crime area can create a siege mentality.

First Known Use of SIEGE MENTALITY

1953

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