(adjective, verb)


1. (of a person) beset by difficulties or conflict

- the state legislature called for the embattled governor's resignation

Similar word(s): troubled

2. prepared for battle

- an embattled city

Similar word(s): prepared

3. having or resembling repeated square indentations like those in a battlement

Similar word(s): fancy, battlemented, castellated, castled


1. simple past tense and past participle of embattle