Meaning of “siege mentality” in the English Dictionary

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"siege mentality" in British English

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siege mentalitynoun [ S ]

uk /ˈsiːdʒ menˌtæl.ə.ti/ us /ˈsiːdʒ menˌtæl.ə.t̬i/ disapproving

a feeling that makes you frightened of people around you, and causes you not to trust them:

(Definition of “siege mentality” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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