[ UK /ɛmbˈætə‍ld/ ]
[ US /ɛmˈbætəɫd/ ]
  1. having or resembling repeated square indentations like those in a battlement
    a crenelated molding
  2. (of a person) beset by difficulties or conflict
    the state legislature called for the embattled governor's resignation
  3. prepared for battle
    an embattled city
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How To Use embattled In A Sentence

  • The embattled mayor explained his position in an interview after the rally.
  • Teenage fighters with rocket-propelled grenades and rifles lurked on bridges or in derelict areas near the main highway leading west toward the embattled town of Fallujah.
  • He needed intelligently and forthrightly to answer her charges and demonstrate sympathy for her embattled position.
  • Embattled against the blessed angelic and archangelic host are the wicked cohorts of the Lords of Darkness. PROBLEM OF EVIL
  • Agha's forces have been pushing from the south against Kandahar while troops loyal to former deputy foreign minister Hamid Karzai have been advancing from the north against the embattled city.
  • An hour later the army relieves me of the decision by closing the embattled road.
  • Ahead, the three network anchors make a joint appearance, with Tom Brokaw and Peter Jennings offering support to an embattled Dan Rather.
  • So powerful had these embattled minorities become, that decent chaps like him had been forced upon the defensive.
  • Forbearing to engage in the open field, where the gain would lie wholly with the enemy, he lay stoutly embattled on ground where the citizens must reap advantage; since, as he doggedly persisted, to march out meant to be surrounded on every side; whereas to stand at bay where every defile gave a coign of vantage, would give him mastery complete. 46 Agesilaus
  • Now, political observers say, there's little chance the embattled congressman will pursue Gracie Mansion, upending the field of hopefuls looking to replace Mr. Bloomberg. Weiner Upends Mayoral Field
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