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siege mentality

noun
1.
a state of mind whereby one believes that one is being constantly attacked, oppressed, or isolated.
Also called bunker mentality.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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siege mentality

noun
1.
a state of mind in which a person believes that he or she is being constantly oppressed or attacked
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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