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downtrodden

adjective

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suffering grave abuse or injustice at the hands of one in authority
  • a war that was supposed to liberate the downtrodden citizens of that nation

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The first known use of downtrodden was in 1597

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“Downtrodden.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/downtrodden. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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