- prepared or arrayed for battle
- engaged in a battle, conflict, or controversy
- being subjected to attack, criticism, etc.
- Prepared or fortified for battle or engaged in battle: embattled troops; an embattled city.
- Beset with attackers, criticism, or controversy: an embattled legislative minority.
(comparative more embattled, superlative most embattled)
- simple past tense and past participle of embattle