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siege mentality

noun

Simple Definition of siege mentality

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of siege mentality

  1. :  a defensive or overly fearful attitude

Examples of siege mentality in a sentence

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



1953

First Known Use of siege mentality

1953


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