beleaguered

adjective be·lea·guered \ bi-ˈlē-gərd , bē- \

Definition of beleaguered

:suffering or being subjected to constant or repeated trouble or harassment
  • an economically beleaguered city
  • With its life-support system cut off, the beleaguered college has embarked on a tortuous campaign to keep going.
  • —Lucinda Harper
  • … as he evolved from conformist to opportunist to reformer to revolutionary to beleaguered leader.
  • —Philip Taubman

First Known Use of beleaguered

1644



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