Definition of embattled adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    embattled

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ɪmˈbæt̮ld//
     
     
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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
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