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beleaguered

adjective     /bɪˈliː.ɡəd/ US  /-ɡɚd/ formal
having a lot of problems or difficulties: The arrival of the fresh medical supplies was a welcome sight for the beleaguered doctors working in the refugee camps.Experiencing difficulties surrounded by an army: The occupants of the beleaguered city had no means of escape.Enclosing, surrounding and immersingAttacking and invading
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