siege mentality


noun

a state of mind whereby one believes that one is being constantly attacked, oppressed, or isolated.

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Origin of siege mentality

First recorded in 1965–70

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British Dictionary definitions for siege mentality

siege mentality

noun

a state of mind in which a person believes that he or she is being constantly oppressed or attacked
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