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Line breaks: be|siege|ment
Pronunciation: /bɪˈsiːdʒmənt

Definition of besiegement in English:


[mass noun]
Aggressive pressure or intimidation: the policy of political besiegement
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  • Because political opponents do consider their antagonists competent, this besiegement is of the mind.
  • The narrative of besiegement manifests itself in both Westerns and combat films.
  • Many also had sons, daughters, or wives who opposed the war, fueling the sense of besiegement.

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