siege mentality


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siege mentality

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

siege′ mental`ity


n.
a state of mind in which one feels attacked.
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siege mentality

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ROCK-BOTTOM Sunderland must adopt a siege mentality as they battle relegation, according to Chris Coleman.
There is a siege mentality in the group at the moment and they have to keep responding to the challenge," he said.
The desire and mentality was there and I think you've seen, as a group of players and staff, a siege mentality - and we're going to have to have that as a football club because it's going to be us against the world because it's not going to get any easier.
I don't know if that's just part of his fiery character or if he's making a deliberate, calculated attempt to create a siege mentality inside the walls of Auchenhowie.
FORMER Dublin manager Tommy Carr doesn't believe Jim Gavin is trying to create a siege mentality following his outburst on Sunday.
We need to change history and by trying to create a siege mentality it will hopefully put us in a good space some time on Saturday and help put the All Blacks under pressure on some occasions.
For us, it is about turning the belief and confi-dence we have and our own internal perception into a bit of a siege mentality.
Football Editor MAT KENDRICK reflects on a Villa side fast disappearing from the Premier League without a fight JUST when the Aston Villa players needed a siege mentality, they continued with a sieve mentality.
Brabin hopes fans will buy into the siege mentality he is seeking to build around the team.
While talking to reporters outside the Parliament House here, he said that by terming the MQM workers living corpses, Khan has crossed all limits, which exposed his siege mentality.
HARTLEPOOL boss John Hughes has called on Simon Walton to adopt a siege mentality in order to win over his doubters.
They came out fighting in the right way, showed the right kind of siege mentality and produced a really promising performance.