beset

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

low

Civil Services

low

Meaning(s)

having a lot of trouble with something

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beset - afflicted

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If you are ‘beset’ by something, whether that be problems, fears, injuries, etc., you suffer repeatedly from them over a period of time. It implies something all-encompassing. Something that makes you feel swamped or as if you are being attacked from all sides.

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Synonyms plagued,hounded
Antonyms safeguard,conserve

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  1. Many troubles have beset the team in recent months, but they have persevered admirably.

  2. It’s little wonder he’s so stressed. He’s been beset by worries over his health recently.

  3. That company is currently beset by financial problems due to chronic mismanagement.

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