bunker mentality

noun

Definition of bunker mentality

: a state of mind especially among members of a group that is characterized by chauvinistic defensiveness and self-righteous intolerance of criticism

Examples of bunker mentality in a Sentence

  1. Faced with the threat of scandal, the company adopted a bunker mentality and refused to talk with reporters.

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First Known Use of bunker mentality

1974

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BUNKER MENTALITY Defined for English Language Learners

bunker mentality

Definition of bunker mentality for English Language Learners

  • : a very defensive way of thinking by the members of a group who believe that they are being wrongly attacked or criticized by others


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