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siege +‎ mentality, from the experience of military defenses of real sieges.

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siege mentality (countable and uncountable, plural siege mentalities)

  1. A collective feeling of victimization and defensiveness, in which a group of people believe themselves to be constantly attacked, oppressed, or isolated in the face of the negative intentions of the rest of the world.

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