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siege mentality


The troubles have created a siege mentality in the community.
  a defensive or paranoid state-of-mind
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  • The troubles have created a siege mentality in the community.
  • After three consecutive tragedies, the family has developed a siege mentality.
  • The peninsula has produced, oddly enough, a people with the siege mentality of islanders.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
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Associated words [difficulty]:   siege mentality [9] , siege [1] , besiege [3]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Sports, Religion - Christianity
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