Definition of embattled
- here once the embattled farmers stood
- —R. W. Emerson
- an embattled official accused of extortion
- the embattled capital
- an embattled presidency
the embattled coach of a losing team
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: engaged in battle or conflict : surrounded by enemies
: constantly criticized or attacked
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subject to rapid or unexpected change
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