downtrodden

play
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

1595

First Known Use of downtrodden

1595




DOWNTRODDEN Defined for English Language Learners

downtrodden

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

Definition of downtrodden for English Language Learners

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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up downtrodden? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ