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English definition of “downtrodden”

downtrodden

adjective uk   /ˈdaʊnˌtrɒd.ən/ us    /-ˌtrɑː.dən/
treated badly and unfairly: the downtrodden massesTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
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