un embattled

embattled

[em-bat-ld]
adjective
1.
disposed or prepared for battle.
2.
engaged in or beset by conflict or struggle.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see embattle1, -ed2; def. 2 probably by association with the general sense “restrict, enclose” of many verbs formed with em-1, en-1

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embattled (ɪmˈbætəld)
 
adj
1.  prepared for or engaged in conflict, controversy, or battle
2.  heraldry having an indented edge resembling battlements

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embattle
1393, "prepare for a fight," from O.Fr. embataillier "to prepare for battle," from en- + bataille (see battle). Originally of armies; of individuals as well since 1596 (first attested in Spenser). Embattled "under attack" is from 1961.
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