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Actors want to impress at the beginning, so you take advantage of that by suddenly saying, 'Right, you're here for two weeks.' What you're doing is creating a siege mentality.
Danny Boyle

Meaning of "siege mentality" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SIEGE MENTALITY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SIEGE MENTALITY

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Siege mentality is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SIEGE MENTALITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Siege mentality

Siege mentality is a shared feeling of victimization and defensiveness - a term derived from the actual experience of military defences of real sieges. It is a collective state of mind whereby one believes that one is being constantly attacked, oppressed, or isolated in the face of the negative intentions of the rest of the world. The result is a state of being overly fearful of surrounding peoples, and an intractably defensive attitude.

Definition of siege mentality in the English dictionary

The definition of siege mentality in the dictionary is a state of mind in which a person believes that he or she is being constantly oppressed or attacked.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SIEGE MENTALITY

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siege economy
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Siena
Sienese
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WORDS THAT END LIKE SIEGE MENTALITY

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Synonyms and antonyms of siege mentality in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «siege mentality» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SIEGE MENTALITY

Find out the translation of siege mentality to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of siege mentality from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «siege mentality» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

围城心态
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mentalidad de asedio
570 millions of speakers

English

siege mentality
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

घेराबंदी मानसिकता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عقلية الحصار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

менталитет осады
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cerco mentalidade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অবরোধের মানসিকতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mentalité d´assiégé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mentaliti pengepungan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Belagerungsmentalität
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

閉塞感
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

공성 정신
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pengepungan mental
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bao vây tâm lý
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முற்றுகை மனநிலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वेढा मानसिकता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kuşatma zihniyet
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

assedio mentalità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oblężenie mentalność
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

менталітет облоги
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

asediu mentalitate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νοοτροπία πολιορκίας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

beleg-mentaliteit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

belägringsmentalitet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

beleiring mentalitet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of siege mentality

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SIEGE MENTALITY»

The term «siege mentality» is normally little used and occupies the 122.031 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SIEGE MENTALITY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about siege mentality

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QUOTES WITH «SIEGE MENTALITY»

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Danny Boyle
Actors want to impress at the beginning, so you take advantage of that by suddenly saying, 'Right, you're here for two weeks.' What you're doing is creating a siege mentality.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SIEGE MENTALITY»

Discover the use of siege mentality in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to siege mentality and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The New Foreign Policy: Power Seeking in a Globalized Era
Studies of siege mentality, such as Daniel Bar-Tal and Dikla Antebi's study of Israeli siege mentality, suggest that governments are given permission to conduct aggressive, preemptive foreign policies in order to protect the good nation from the ...
Laura Neack, 2008
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Intractable Conflicts: Socio-Psychological Foundations and ...
Siege Mentality In the 19905, together with Dikla Antebi, I proposed another source of the feeling of threat that can develop into fear. We suggested that groups may form and adopt a societal belief that the whole world has highly negative ...
Daniel Bar-Tal, 2013
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Fresh Perspectives on the 'War on Terror'
Table 1: Design of the study and explanation of the four experimental conditions Other dependent variables measured in this study included: (i) the use of a siege mentality belief orientation when responding to the report of the incident, (ii) the ...
Miriam Gani, Penelope Mathew, 2008
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Korean Endgame: A Strategy for Reunification and U.S. ...
THE TRAUMA OF THE KOREAN WAR Explaining the “permanent siege mentality” rooted in the war, Carter Eckert, director of the Korea Institute at Harvard, emphasizes that “virtually the whole population worked and lived in artificial ...
Selig S. Harrison, 2009
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The Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology
Whenever the siege theme is central in the society's repertoire of beliefs, we can say that society members possess a siege mentality. The central position of this belief means that society members widely share the belief, that it is part of the ...
Daniel J. Christie, 2011
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The New Foreign Policy: Complex Interactions, Competing ...
21 Siege mentality is not a group-shared paranoia; paranoia is an unfounded fear of others, whereas a historical, evidentiary basis exists for siege mentality. Yugoslavia in the postcommunist era is an excellent example of a country ...
Laura Neack, 2013
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Understanding Korean Politics: An Introduction
The North Korean siege mentality is also self-imposed. The much propagandized juche idea substantiates this point. Juche, when applied to the area of foreign and international affairs, emphasizes North Korea's political independence and ...
Soong Hoom Kil, Chung-in Moon, 2010
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Crisis Communication: Practical PR Strategies for Reputation ...
The usual response is restrained anger and an orderly retreat back into the corporate castle, or the 'war room', where companies fall into a 'them against us' siege mentality. Executives surround themselves with consultants who tell them ...
Peter Anthonissen, 2008
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Cinema and Television in Singapore: Resistance in One Dimension
This 'siege mentality' has come to define not only Singapore's attitudes to defense, but also its own sense of its place in the world. This siege mentality unites the people, and gives them both an imaginary and a concrete sense of national ...
Kenneth Paul Tan, 2008
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The Cinema of John Carpenter: The Technique of Terror
... and The Thing (1982) - lend themselves to Wood's definition of the reactionary horror film, in that each might be taken as a variation on the same theme: a small, enclosed community is THE TECHNIQUE OF TERROR 35 A Siege Mentality?
Ian Conrich, David Woods, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SIEGE MENTALITY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term siege mentality is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tsipras Appeal to Siege Mentality Secures Bailout Vote
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is evoking a siege mentality as he gets ready to negotiate a third Greek bailout before the end of August after lawmakers voted ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
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"Siege mentality" grips under-fire Nigerian state oil firm
ABUJA (Reuters) - The four grey towers that form the headquarters of Nigeria's state oil company in the dusty capital, Abuja, feature tinted windows as opaque ... «Reuters Africa, Jul 15»
3
Martin Johnson says England need 'siege mentality' to get past …
Martin Johnson has urged hosts England to develop a siege mentality at the World Cup later this month when they take on Warren Gatland's Wales in the pool ... «WalesOnline, Jun 15»
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Eurozone crisis: EU's siege mentality looks likely to squeeze Greece
Eurozone crisis: EU's siege mentality looks likely to squeeze Greece ... Such a siege strategy – waiting for Greece to run out of the money it needs to maintain ... «The Guardian, May 15»
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COLUMN: Distraction Politics and the Siege Mentality
SOUTH DUNDAS — Distraction has become the new norm in politics in Ontario. Stir the pot with some wedge issue in one direction, so that people don't see ... «Cornwall Newswatch, Mar 15»
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Sounding the Siege Mentality Klaxon
So piously bankrolled by a Russian billionaire. It's not fair! It might appear that Mourinho is sounding the Siege Mentality Klaxon for the 1,056th time, but he's not! «The Guardian, Mar 15»
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Tim Sherwood calls for siege mentality as Aston Villa edge closer to …
"We need a siege mentality," said Sherwood. It's not about them and me, it's about us, we're in it together. I'm taking responsibility and they need to start taking ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Mar 15»
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Barca no longer control their Liga fate;
Mourinho's siege
It fosters a siege mentality among his squad. And it puts pressure on match officials. To do what? To be fair? Sure. But it also makes them (and their bosses) ... «ESPN FC, Feb 15»
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Jose Mourinho is putting his siege mentality into Chelsea players …
With his siege mentality sometimes you can be too het up and you don't do what you're good at - playing football. At the start of the season, there was no hint of ... «Daily Mail, Feb 15»
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Siege Mentality” bringing Chelsea team together
Since then, Mourinho has instilled something of a “siege mentality” within the locker room. In addition to bringing the team together, this “us against the world” ... «isportsweb.com, Feb 15»

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