siege mentality

noun

Definition of siege mentality

  1. :  a defensive or overly fearful attitude

Examples of siege mentality in a sentence

  1. Living in a high-crime area can create a siege mentality.

1953

First Known Use of siege mentality

1953


SIEGE MENTALITY Defined for English Language Learners

siege mentality

noun

Definition of siege mentality for English Language Learners

  • : a strong feeling that you are in constant danger or are surrounded by enemies

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