Definition of embattled
1a : ready to fight : prepared to give battle here once the embattled farmers stood — R. W. Emersonb : engaged in battle, conflict, or controversy an embattled official accused of extortion
2a : being a site of battle, conflict, or controversy the embattled capitalb : characterized by conflict or controversy an embattled presidency
Examples of embattled in a Sentence
the embattled coach of a losing team
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Another high-ranking official is leaving the embattled Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, which has been rocked by a series of controversies over extravagant spending and regulatory overreach in recent months.
That’s still ahead: ensuring Temer, an embattled leader whose popularity rating is in the single digits, isn’t the second president to be impeached in less than a year.
Cockrum's retirement on June 30 marks the end of a 15-year tenure at the helm of one of the most high-profile, most controversial and most embattled organizations in town.
The New York Knicks took a baby step toward the 21st century on Wednesday, parting ways with embattled president of basketball operations Phil Jackson, according to multiple reports.
Fitzgerald, the embattled mayor of the city of 12,400 just north of Cincinnati, said Weisgerber's failure to scold the commenter amounted to a tacit endorsement.
After the meeting Trump tweeted his support for Lopez, a public rebuke of embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
Staffers at the embattled ride-hailing company are circulating an anonymous petition intended to reinstate their boss.
On Friday, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White tamped down reports that Defense Secretary James Mattis would announce in mid-July his bid to deploy nearly 4,000 more troops to the embattled nation.
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EMBATTLED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of embattled for English Language Learners
: engaged in battle or conflict : surrounded by enemies
: constantly criticized or attacked
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