Definition of Downtrodden

1. Adjective. Abused or oppressed by people in power.

Similar to: Unfortunate



Definition of Downtrodden

1. Adjective. (figuratively) oppressed, persecuted or subjugated ¹

2. Adjective. trodden down ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Downtrodden

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Downtrodden

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

Literary usage of Downtrodden

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1. The Real Mormonism: A Candid Analysis of an Interesting But Much by Robert C. Webb (1916)
"However, the " downtrodden sisters " of Mormondom, far from welcoming, or even secretly conniving at, any of these well-intentioned meddlings, ..."

2. Sonnets of this Century by William Sharp (1886)
"DEMOCRACY downtrodden. How long, O Lord ?—The voice is sounding still : Not only heard beneath the altar-stone, Not heard of John Evangelist alone In Patmos ..."

3. Memoirs and Remains of the Reverend Walter Inglis, African Missionary and by William Cochrane (1887)
"Spiritual Awakening—Melancholy—Church Membership—Reading— The Anti-Slavery Agitation—Sympathy with the downtrodden— Determination to Become a ..."

4. Verdi: An Anecdotic History of His Life and Works by Arthur Pougin (1887)
"Its success.—Political character of Verdi's music.—It excites the patriotism of the downtrodden Italians.—/ Due Foscari at Rome. ..."

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