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Definition of "beleaguered" []

  • Besieged; surrounded by enemy troops. (adjective)
  • Beset by trouble or difficulty. (adjective)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of beleaguer. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "beleaguered" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Fager appears intent to remove the word "beleaguered" from descriptions of his news division, and replacing an outsider, Ms. Couric, with Mr. Pelley could be part of the reconstruction."
  • "In such a case one of the first steps taken by men who, in a certain sense, are beleaguered, is to eject from amongst them any of their number who, wielding power, are not deemed heart-whole in their cause."
  • "Look up the word beleaguered and you'll find a picture of the Ottawa defense."