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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Meanwhile, Kenya should take a siege mentality approach like Israel by realising it has hostile neighbours and become proactive instead of waiting for directions from abroad on the crisis.
The 52-year-old reckons the siege mentality created around the club at the start of every new season is enough to spur them on to great heights.
But Kop boss Klopp says it hasn't crossed his mind to use 'Anyone But Liverpool' as a way of creating a siege mentality, like Fergie did so brilliantly at Old Trafford.
RAFA Benitez hopes some of the more outrageous weekend comments about Newcastle United will create the siege mentality that can help power the Magpies' survival bid.
South African General Geldenhuys lays down the criteria for declaring a state a pariah: having 'artificial borders' (Iraq), siege mentality, anti-West sentiments and a desire to subvert international status quo (Pakistan?), or not being a considerable `world power'.
Livingston loan star Bobby Burns claims a siege mentality and boss Gary Holt are the secrets of his side's top-flight success.
'A siege mentality was created among students and university staff as the past administration have a total grip on them.
The key is the start, to start with a bit of impetus and a siege mentality.
'These are in addition to the foisting of siege mentality on Nigerians as well as presidential aloofness to important issues of state thereby resulting in the escalation violence, killings and daily bloodlettings in our country.
As a result Russia has developed a siege mentality and has embarked on an update of its conventional and atomic arsenals.
There is a siege mentality in the group at the moment and they have to keep responding to the challenge," he said.
But, with their manager instilling a 'siege mentality' into the squad, they bounced back in the best possible fashion at Stonebridge Road.