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beleaguerment

Line breaks: be|lea¦guer|ment
Pronunciation: /bɪˈliːɡəmənt
 
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Definition of beleaguerment in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Aggressive pressure or intimidation: an atmosphere of fear and beleaguerment
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  • The Depression brought a sense of beleaguerment to the American Church as well.
  • The permanent career service has endured so much abuse that its sense of beleaguerment is accompanied by an acute consciousness of bureaucratic prerogative.
  • We sought to measure the psychic state of freedom, relaxation, and comfort versus that of anxiety, drivenness, and beleaguerment.

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