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synonyms for downtrodden

  • destitute
  • distressed
  • exploited
  • needy
  • oppressed
  • persecuted
  • a slave to
  • abject
  • at one's beck and call
  • at one's feet
  • at one's mercy
  • have-not
  • helpless
  • in one's clutches
  • in one's pocket
  • in one's power
  • led by the nose
  • mistreated
  • overcome
  • subjugated
  • subservient
  • suppressed
  • tyrannized
  • under one's thumb
  • underdog
  • underfoot
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antonyms for downtrodden

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  • rich
  • wealthy
  • happy
  • respected
  • satisfied
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How to use downtrodden in a sentence

Despite Frese having just three seasons of experience as a head coach, Yow saw her as an overachiever who quickly turns around downtrodden programs.
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The media sometimes depicts Republican voters as the poor and downtrodden — as the people that globalization left behind in opioid-ravaged Rust Belt towns — but that’s not exactly true.
WHY THE REPUBLICAN CULT OF VICTIMHOOD IS SO DANGEROUSMAX BOOTDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The other has become a symbol of hope for a downtrodden, underserved, and at risk community, begging for justice and equity.
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The main lesson he took from that disaster was how brutally those in power can crush the downtrodden who dare to question the nature of things.
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Many high-profile investors made the pilgrimage to a swampy, downtrodden suburb of Miami, where they became convinced Abovitz was building a kind of Apple for computers strapped to people’s faces.
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Chances are, the downtrodden will more than meet those paltry expectations.
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When one has been downtrodden one's whole life, one becomes accustomed to it, and besides she loved the down-treader.
THE BUTTERFLY HOUSEMARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN
From ind to ind of the land, the downtrodden serfs of Ireland are rising in their millions.
MY NEW CURATEP.A. SHEEHAN
Just as oppressive and as bitter as the weeping that issues from the downtrodden has been before, it will eternally be.
THE HISTORY OF YIDDISH LITERATURE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURYLEO WIENER
And thus, by always striving to be something higher, the downtrodden grass plant became a Man.
A TREASURY OF ESKIMO TALESCLARA KERN BAYLISS
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WORDS RELATED TO DOWNTRODDEN

  • abject
  • defrocked
  • degraded
  • demoted
  • discharged
  • dishonored
  • down and out
  • downtrodden
  • humiliated
  • in disgrace
  • mocked
  • shamed
  • tarred and feathered
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.