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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NEWCASTLE have adopted a siege mentality as they attempt to kick-start their season.
The names of possible successors are already being bandied about, leading to suggestions of a siege mentality being adopted by Kerr, who chose not to conduct a scheduled media briefing on Tuesday.
Burglary can have a huge impact on people's lives and some victims develop a siege mentality where they are unable to leave their home and they are also frightened to stay in the house.
Over the past few years Ocean Colour Scene have protected themselves with a siege mentality so acute that even journalists, objective enough to offer a constructively critical analysis of their oeuvre, have been on the receiving end of threats of violence.
President Milosevic has adopted what can only be described as a siege mentality,'' said British Air Commodore David Wilby at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
NORWICH have adopted a siege mentality to help keep their eyes on the prize of automatic promotion.
ROBERT OLEJNIK insists a siege mentality can drive Falkirk to SPL safety.
Asked if it could help create a siege mentality, often so useful when teams feel up against it, McLeish shrugged and said: "I am not sure if it would have an effect at all.
It can have a galvanising, siege mentality effect and can be used to pull everybody together.
NIGEL REO-COKER believes a siege mentality has led to West Ham taking the Premiership by storm.
The siege mentality around Stamford Bridge these days is reminiscent of Millwall in the late 80s with a view of life that reads: "No one likes us, we don't care.
And the chemistry here is something which has arisen out of circumstances as well as the manager trying purposely to forge that siege mentality.