Definition of downtrodden
: suffering oppression
Examples of downtrodden in a Sentence
They were poor and downtrodden.
a war that was supposed to liberate the downtrodden citizens of that nation
Recent Examples of downtrodden from the Web
What We’re Reading Home Alone: CNN reports that President Trump has returned from his first overseas trip feeling downtrodden.
Once again, Miss Cooper charitably intervenes — but will kindness prove enough to free the faux Major and the downtrodden Sybil from her domineering mother?
Joining Gunn (Slither) at the panel in San Diego was Rainn Wilson (The Office), who stars as Frank D’arbo, a downtrodden man who recruits a psychotic teenager and dresses up in red tights to become The Crimson Bolt.
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First Known Use of downtrodden
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Definition of downtrodden for English Language Learners
: without hope because of being treated badly by powerful people, governments, etc.
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