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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: Years of ​internationalisolation has ​led the ​country to ​develop a ​siegementality.
(Definition of siege mentality from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “siege mentality”
in Chinese (Simplified) 受围心态,自我封闭…
in Chinese (Traditional) 受困心態,自我封閉…
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