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beleaguered

adjective
 
 
/bɪˈliːɡəd/ formal
experiencing a lot of problems or strong criticism: The beleaguered company has recently been torn apart by rumours of a bitter feud among its senior executives.beleaguered by sth This emergency legislation will help U.S. farmers beleaguered by devastating weather.
FINANCE, ECONOMICS in great financial difficulty: a beleaguered economy/industry/sector The country's beleaguered economy has taken a turn for the worse. The company is now switching to re-investment ready for a recovery in the beleaguered travel industry.
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