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siege mentality

a state of mind whereby one believes that one is being constantly attacked, oppressed, or isolated.
Also called bunker mentality.
Origin of siege mentality
First recorded in 1965-70 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for bunker mentality

siege mentality

a state of mind in which a person believes that he or she is being constantly oppressed or attacked
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Contemporary definitions for bunker mentality

a defensive or paranoid attitude; a state of being overly fearful's 21st Century Lexicon
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Slang definitions & phrases for bunker mentality

bunker mentality

noun phrase

A sense of impending doom, stimulating the innermost defenses

[1980s+; proba-bly recalling the last days and delusions of Hitler in his Berlin bunker]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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