Share this entry

beleaguerment Line breaks: be|lea¦guer|ment
Pronunciation: /bɪˈliːɡəmənt/

Definition of beleaguerment in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Aggressive pressure or intimidation: an atmosphere of fear and beleaguerment
More example sentences
  • The front line of American beleaguerment was to be found at 10,000 on the Dow Jones last week.
  • In this atmosphere of fear and beleaguerment the press, with the support of sections of the political establishment, hope to sideline a rational, objective approach towards crime.
  • With time added on, England were now going to spend an entire football match in frazzled defence, dropping back ever deeper, the beleaguerment solidified by ever-more paranoid substitutions.

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources