downtrodden downtrodden  /ˌdaʊn ˈtrɑ dən/


  • (adj) abused or oppressed by people in power


  1. Somewhere early in his life a set of valueslearning, truth telling and sympathy for the downtroddentook deep root and would not budge.
  2. He becomes offended when his motives are challenged on issues that affect the downtrodden.
  3. He gave unity to Indonesia, dignity to the downtrodden and anxiety to the powerful, who finally brought him down.


  1. Jason Kidd Is the Perfect Hire for the Brooklyn Nets

      When Jason Kidd predicted that the New Jersey Nets would have a .500 record the year he was traded to the team, many people scoffed. Kidd proved to be wrong in his prediction, as the Nets did not win 41 games during the 2001-02 season; they won 52 games and made back-to-back NBA Finals appearances. Over ten years after seemingly turning around the downtrodden organization overnight and ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Miners lead recovery on FTSE after morning falls

    LONDON (Reuters) - British shares edged higher on Thursday, recovering from steep early losses after holding at a key technical level and seeing a recovery in the downtrodden mining sector. The FTSE 100 ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Mega Man, Wii Fit’s buff Trainer line up for battle in next ‘Super Smash Bros.’

    Nintendo extended an olive branch to its downtrodden hardcore fans with a new Super Smash Bros. at E3 2013, debuting new characters like Mega Man and the Wii Fit Trainer. The game's not an immediate fix Nintendo needs for a comeback, but it did look charming.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Digital Trends


  1. The United States "has always protected the downtrodden, the poorest, those most in need of help in the world," Harry said before the match. "And to me, this is what the United States stands for."
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Prince Harry Source: The Associated Press

  2. "I think the spirits and the mood right now is a little downtrodden, but we're going to get it up," Peavy said. "I'm not going to let this happen tomorrow. I can promise you it'll be a new day, the boys will be excited. I mean, this is why we...
    on Sep 30, 2007 By: Jake Peavy Source: ESPN

  3. In Washington, Mr Bush said his executive order targeted "companies in industries such as gems and timber that exploit the labour of the downtrodden Burmese people but enrich only the generals".
    on May 1, 2008 By: President Bush Source: BBC News

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