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Definition of downtrodden adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

downtrodden

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈdaʊntrɒdn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdaʊntrɑːdn//
 
 
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downtrodden people are treated so badly by the people with authority and power that they no longer have the energy or ability to fight back a downtrodden minority It was a downtrodden nation during centuries of foreign occupation.
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