Definition of attritional in English:



  • See attrition

    • ‘Runs were scored in slow, attritional fashion throughout.’
    • ‘The game took a decidedly attritional approach from the beginning.’
    • ‘This will be a very hard, attritional war, and there will be casualties.’
    • ‘The attritional nature of the campaign, and the failed air lift to supply the Sixth Army are well covered.’
    • ‘The war would be waged as an attritional struggle against the occupying forces.’