- Oppressed or treated badly by people in power: a downtrodden proletarian struggling for social justiceMore example sentences
oppressed, subjugated, persecuted, subdued, repressed, tyrannized, ground down, crushed, enslaved, burdened, weighed down, exploited, disadvantaged, underprivileged, victimized, bullied, browbeaten, under the heel, powerless, helpless, prostrate; abused, misused, maltreated, ill-treated
- You've already done your part for the oppressed and downtrodden demons of the world.
- In the fight for change, the most oppressed and downtrodden come to the forefront.
- Do you think the downtrodden and the disadvantaged got rights just by asking the wealthy and powerful really nicely?