Definition of Downtrod

1. a. Trodden down; trampled down; abused by superior power.



Definition of Downtrod

1. Verb. oppress, suppress, exploit, persecute, step down on; put down; denigrate, subjugate ¹

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Definition of Downtrod

1. oppressed [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Downtrod

downthrow
downthrows
downtick
downticks
downtime
downtimes
downto
downtown
downtowner
downtowners
downtowns
downtrend
downtrended
downtrending
downtrends
downtrod (current term)
downtrodden
downtroddenness
downtube
downtubes
downturn
downturned
downturns
downvote
downvoted
downvotes
downvoting
downward
downward(a)
downward(ip)

Literary usage of Downtrod

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1. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"They cast the dignity of man from their downtrod selves upon the shoulders of a hero, and will perish to add one drop of blood to make that great heart beat ..."

2. The World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1899)
"They cast the dignity of man from their downtrod selves upon the shoulders of a hero, and will perish to add one drop of blood to make that great heart beat ..."

3. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1887)
"Sir, I must ask you — is he not the frien' of the poor and downtrod ? " The visitor's smile quite disappeared. He said: " Oh ! ..."

4. The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll by Robert Green Ingersoll (1900)
"... have been permitted to witness plays wherein the slave was freed, wherein the oppressed became the victor, and where the downtrod- • den rose supreme. ..."

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