Embattled - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪmˈbætld|  American pronunciation of the word embattled
Brit.  |ɪmˈbatld|  British pronunciation of the word embattled

adjective

- (of a person) beset by difficulties or conflict

the state legislature called for the embattled governor's resignation

- prepared for battle

an embattled city

- having or resembling repeated square indentations like those in a battlement (syn: battlemented, castellated, castled)

Examples

The embattled entrepreneur struck a deal with a rival businessman in an attempt to save his teetering business empire.

the embattled coach of a losing team

The embattled president had to resign.

The embattled army finally surrendered.

the state legislature called for the embattled governor's resignation

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