the downtrodden

noun

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: people who are without hope because of being treated badly by powerful people, governments, etc. He showed compassion for the downtrodden.

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“The downtrodden.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20downtrodden. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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