downtrodden

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

Definition of downtrodden

  1. :  suffering oppression

Examples of downtrodden in a Sentence

  1. They were poor and downtrodden.

  2. a war that was supposed to liberate the downtrodden citizens of that nation

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First Known Use of downtrodden

1595




DOWNTRODDEN Defined for English Language Learners

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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