a state of mind whereby one believes that one is being constantly attacked, oppressed, or isolated.
- Also called bun·ker men·tal·i·ty.
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How to use siege mentality in a sentence
When a community is in the grips of a siege mentality, that sort of lockstep friendship may seem appealing.Canadian PM Stephen Harper Displays Lockstep Friendship With Israel at JNF Dinner | Mira Sucharov | December 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the prison siege mentality Voss describes is exacerbated by an absence of strong calming leadership in the congressional GOP.
The question of political loyalty is often pitched at a presumed siege mentality.
British Dictionary definitions for 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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