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downtrodden

down·trod·den

downtrodden

 
pronunciation:
daUn tra dn
part of speech: adjective
definition: oppressed by those in positions of power; tyrannized over; crushed.
While those in power enjoyed luxury, the downtrodden masses starved.
synonyms:
tyrannized
similar words:
abject, crushed, helpless, miserable, oppressed, persecuted, powerless, prostrate, wretched