Pronunciation: (doun'trod"n), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/downtrodden.html on line 73 [key]
1. tyrannized over; oppressed: the downtrodden plebeians of ancient Rome.
2. trodden down; trampled upon. Also,down'trod".
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