- a state of mind whereby one believes that one is being constantly attacked, oppressed, or isolated.
Origin of siege mentality
First recorded in 1965–70
Also called bun·ker men·tal·i·ty.
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- a state of mind in which a person believes that he or she is being constantly oppressed or attacked