bunker mentality
noun Date: 1976 a state of mind especially among members of a group that is characterized by chauvinistic defensiveness and self-righteous intolerance of criticism

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  • bunker mentality — /ˈbʌŋkə mɛntæləti/ (say bungkuh mentaluhtee) noun a frame of mind in which one sees other people as presenting a constant threat to one s plans, authority, etc., leading to unduly defensive behaviour. {bunker (def. 3) + mentality (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • bunker mentality — UK / US noun [uncountable] mainly journalism the frightened feeling that you have when you think people are threatening or attacking you, which makes you want to avoid dealing with them …   English dictionary

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  • Edward Bunker — For the founder of Bunkerville, Nevada, see Edward Bunker (Mormon).Infobox writer name = Edward Bunker caption = birthdate = birth date|1933|12|31|mf=y birthplace = city state|Hollywood|California, United States deathdate = death date and… …   Wikipedia

  • bunkermentality — bunker mentality n. An attitude of extreme defensiveness and self justification based on an often exaggerated sense of being under persistent attack from others. * * * …   Universalium

  • men·tal·i·ty — /mɛnˈtæləti/ noun, pl ties [count] : a particular way of thinking usually singular You can only wonder about the mentality of someone who does such things. He criticizes filmmakers for their blockbuster mentality. [=for thinking only about making …   Useful english dictionary

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