Definition of embattled adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    embattled

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ɪmˈbætld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbætld//
     
    Conflict
     
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  1. 1surrounded by problems and difficulties the embattled party leader Embattled homeowners wanting to sell their homes will face further problems this year.
  2. 2(of an army, a city, etc.) involved in war; surrounded by the enemy See related entries: Conflict
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