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siege mentality

noun [S] uk   us   disapproving
a feeling that makes you frightened of people around you, and causes you not to trust them: Years of international isolation has led the country to develop a siege mentality.
Translations of “siege mentality”
in Chinese (Traditional) 受困心態,自我封閉…
in Chinese (Simplified) 受围心态,自我封闭…
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