embattled

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adjective em·bat·tled \im-ˈba-təld\

Definition of embattled

  1. 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

  2. 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

  1. the embattled coach of a losing team

15th Century

First Known Use of embattled

15th century


EMBATTLED Defined for English Language Learners

embattled

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adjective em·bat·tled \im-ˈba-təld\

Definition of embattled for English Language Learners

  • : engaged in battle or conflict : surrounded by enemies

  • : constantly criticized or attacked


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