- The definition of downtrodden is feeling oppressed or kept down by a situation or a ruler.
An example of downtrodden is the feelings of citizens in a cruel dictatorship.
- trampled on or down
- oppressed; subjugated; tyrannized over
- (figuratively) Oppressed, persecuted or subjugated.
- Trodden down.
- Past participle of downtrod
From the past participle of downtrod.