- 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.
downtrodden definition by Webster's New World
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- trampled on or down
- oppressed; subjugated; tyrannized over
downtrodden definition by American Heritage Dictionary