embattled

[ em-bat-ld ]
/ ɛmˈbæt ld /

adjective

disposed or prepared for battle.
engaged in or beset by conflict or struggle.

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Origin of embattled

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English; see embattle1, -ed2; def. 2 probably by association with the general sense “restrict, enclose” of many verbs formed with em-1, en-1

OTHER WORDS FROM embattled

un·em·bat·tled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for embattled

embattled
/ (ɪmˈbætəld) /

adjective

prepared for or engaged in conflict, controversy, or battle
heraldry having an indented edge resembling battlements
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