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downtrodden

adjective down·trod·den \ˈdan-ˈträ-dən\

: without hope because of being treated badly by powerful people, governments, etc.

Full Definition of DOWNTRODDEN

:  suffering oppression

Examples of DOWNTRODDEN

  1. They were poor and downtrodden.
  2. <a war that was supposed to liberate the downtrodden citizens of that nation>

First Known Use of DOWNTRODDEN

1595

Rhymes with DOWNTRODDEN

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