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
Acquired to bolster the Wizards’ downtrodden bench, Bogdanovic averaged 12.7 points and shot 39.1 percent on 3-pointers despite playing reduced minutes.
The Sooners fell behind 21-0 against Texas and Looney, who ultimately rushed for four yards on six carries that day, was downtrodden.
After all, Hitler’s inflated rhetoric captivated the downtrodden Germans in the street – and there were lots of them in the not-so-roaring Twenties.
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?
The opposition groups have called for greater investment in Cleveland's downtrodden neighborhoods.
Both Letts and Winger expertly express their characters' mental state physically, whether frazzled or downtrodden at their less-than-exciting jobs, fraught with uneasiness or comfortably tender with each other.
Council members hope the Apple warehouse will spur additional development in the downtrodden corner of downtown known as the Tessera District.
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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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